African - A charm carried by travellers in Dahomey. This charm, another of the many gbo, takes the form of a metal rod with a small cup at one end and a skirt concealing a special leaf at the other. The cup can be filled with strong spirit to excite the charm into action. If a traveller points the akpou at a ghost, he will not be harmed by it. In some references, called akpou.

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