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Jok


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Literal meaning: ‘creator’ God of the Alur tribesmen of Uganda and Zaire. He is also known as Jok Odudu, ‘god of birth’. The Alur believe that the world is full of spirits, djok, and consider that their ancestors manifest themselves in snake forms or in large rocks. Black goats are sacrificed to Jok, especially when the Alur need rain.

Subjects: Religion.


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