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WHEN TWO PEOPLE WHO ARE FRIENDS ARE WALKING SIDE BY SIDE ON THE
ROAD IT IS FORBIDDEN FOR ANOTHER PERSON TO PASS BETWEEN THEM.
IF ANOTHER FELLOW PASSES BETWEEN THEM, THE COMMONSENSE OF THE TWO
FRIENDS WILL MOVE IN TO THE HEAD OF THE PERSON THAT PASSES
WHILE THE TWO FRIENDS WILL BECOME IDIOTS.

Where learned: NIGERIA ; KADUNA

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION ; TRANSFER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Comet
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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IF A WOMAN USED TO GIVE BIRTH TO ABIKU (A CHILD THAT DIES)
SHE CAN BE FREED OF THIS ORDEAL BY CONSULTING AN HERBALIST.
IF SHE HAS ANOTHER CHILD, SHE WILL TAKE HER TO AN HERBALIST WHO
WILL PERFORM A KIND OF RITUAL FOR THE BABY WHICH WILL INVOLVE
MAKING SOME MARKS ON THE FACE OF THE CHILD WITH BLADE, THEN HE WILL
PUT SOME BLACK MAGIC POWDER ON THE FRESH MARKS HE HAS JUST CUT.
THE MARKS ON THE CHILD'S FACE WILL DRY UP AFTER TWO DAYS, THUS THE
CHILD WILL NOT BE AN "ABIKU". THERE IS USUALLY ONE ONE-INCH
MARK ON EACH CHEEK BONE AT ITS HIGHEST POINT.

Where learned: NIGERIA ; KADUNA

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 00-00-1974

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PROSPERITY ATTRACTS FRIENDS, POVERTY DRIVES THEM AWAY.

Where learned: NIGERIA ; KADUNA

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00-00-1976

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IT IS FORBIDDEN FOR A PREGNANT WOMAN TO KEEP LOOKING AT A
MONSTER, IF SHE DOES SO SHE WILL GIVE BIRTH TO A MONSTER.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT SAID IT WITH ASSURANCE.

Where learned: NIGERIA ; KADUNA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 00-00-1975

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