Magical Powers of Twins in the Socio-Religious Beliefs of the Yoruba

@inproceedings{Oruene1985MagicalPO,
  title={Magical Powers of Twins in the Socio-Religious Beliefs of the Yoruba},
  author={Taiwo Oruene},
  year={1985}
}
In this paper I propose to show that the powers associated with the twins among the Yoruba of Nigeria have evolved from this ambivalent attitude, reflecting the socioreligious beliefs of the people. The rate of birth of twins among the Yoruba is the highest in the world - about four times higher than that in Europe,1 and higher than in any other tribal group in Nigeria.2 

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