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This alusi has no image; it is represented by stones. Frequently, these are set up by the roadside. Men and women passing along, particularly the women, touch the stones with their feet, praying for a safe and prosperous journey.

  • Source: Basden, George Thomas. Niger Ibos: a description of the primitive life, customs and animistic beliefs, etc., of the Ibo people of Nigeria. London: Cass, 1966.
  • Culture: Igbo
  • Location: Africa