amadlozis

African - The ancestors of some South. African tribes. These beings are said to live in the centre of the earth and can convey instructions from the gods to their descendants. It is the amadlozis who select and compel a person to become a sangoma, using illness as a means of forcing the chosen ones to obey. It is said that the spirits of these ancestors reside in cockerels. Occasionally identified as amadlozis.

Nearby Myths