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Jok

by Micha F. Lindemans
The god of the Alur tribesmen of Uganda and Zaire. The Alur believe that the world is full of spirits, djok, and consider that their ancestors manifest themselves in snake forms or in large rocks. When there is a draught or when the Alur are in need of rain, they sacrifice a black goat to Jok.

The literal meaning of the word is "creator". He is also known as Jok Odudu, "god of birth".


Article details:

  • Also known as:
    Jok Odudu
  • Etymology:
    Creator

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