Bantu Beliefs and Magic

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A case of adultery occurred in Kikuyu in which a man, having seduced a woman afterwards induced her to take the oath of muma that she would not tell her husband. After a time she disclosed this to her husband, and shortly after she died. The husband then sued for blood money, but the elders refused his demand on the ground that if the woman had held her tongue the muma would not have killed her. The husband then demanded that the man should jump over the corpse seven times; this he refused to do and the elders would not insist, as they held that the woman had in fact committed suicide.2

2Hobley, C.W.n/an/an/an/a, , 243 (H. F. and G. Witherby. By permission).

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Chicago: "Bantu Beliefs and Magic," Bantu Beliefs and Magic in Primitive Behavior: An Introduction to the Social Sciences, ed. Thomas, William I. (New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1937), Original Sources, accessed May 23, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=59L6BAN6ZEY51KQ.

MLA: . "Bantu Beliefs and Magic." Bantu Beliefs and Magic, in Primitive Behavior: An Introduction to the Social Sciences, edited by Thomas, William I., New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1937, Original Sources. 23 May. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=59L6BAN6ZEY51KQ.

Harvard: , 'Bantu Beliefs and Magic' in Bantu Beliefs and Magic. cited in 1937, Primitive Behavior: An Introduction to the Social Sciences, ed. , McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., New York. Original Sources, retrieved 23 May 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=59L6BAN6ZEY51KQ.