Thus, before a man goes to market, he may pour a little palm-wine into the bowl of Anyanu, dip his fingers in the bowl, touch his tongue with his fingers, and say, ‘I am going to market: may Anyanu grant that my words may sound sweet to those with whom I trade.’

  • Source: Meek, Charles Kingsley. Law and authority in a Nigerian tribe: a study in indirect rule. New York: Barnes & Noble, 1970.
  • Culture: Igbo
  • Location: Africa