By Mercy Amba, an article in Cross Currents, the journal of the Association for Religion and Intellectual Life.
Although there are cultural variations in belief among Africans, author Kwabena Dei Ofori-Attah believes they are not strong enough to blur the common strands that give Africa its distinctive religious character.
A short overview of the many Traditional Religions practiced among people of differing cultural, linguistic, and ethnic groups; gives names for the supreme deity in many African languages; part of a larger site on polytheism.
Ancestor cults loom large in the anthropological image of Africa, but only certain dead with particular structural positions are worshipped as ancestors; this paper presents a study of ancestor and elder veneration among the matrilineal Suku of south-western Congo (Kinshasa).
Originally published in the Journal of the African Society, Vol. 19, in 1919, this essay describes the religious customs of the Ga people of Ghana as they existed independently of Roman Catholic influence.
An exhibit of Yoruba religious art, with brief explantions of the iconography of the deities depicted.
In 1996 the government of Benin declared that Voodoo and other ATRs (practiced by about half of the population) are officially recognized religions on a par with Islam and Christianity, and gave ATR its own national holiday, January 10.
Origin Myths of Mande, Yoruba, and Cameroon.
A brief introduction to the religion and rituals of Yorubaland.
This site describes Akan cosmology and illustrates it through traditional Akan religious symbols, each of which encodes within its graceful lines a theological or moral belief or lesson. The integration of this rich traditional Akan symbolism into the Roman Catholicism of Ghana is shown, as well.