6 core beliefs and practices shared by African cultures...
- 1. honoring ancestors
- 2. worshiping nature deities (often w/ blood sacrifice)
- 3. elevating the rulers to sacred status
- 4. consulting fortune tellers
- 5. decorating their bodies (ID and status) (beads, scarification, etc.)
- 6. putting on festivals or masquerades (celebrate harvest, new year, death, etc.)