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Kokh Kox
Kokh Kox
(or Koh,[1] as pronounced in Noon) is the creator god of the Noon people.[2][3][4] The Noon are members of the Serer ethnic group of Senegal, the Gambia
Gambia
and Mauritania. Kokh Kox
Kokh Kox
is one of the main deities in Serer religion.[2][3] The Noon people refer to the supreme being as Kokh Kox
Kokh Kox
rather than Roog, the name the majority of Serers refer to the supreme being in the Serer-Sine language. The name Kokh Kox derives from the deity Koox, the name the Saafi people
Saafi people
regularly use to refer to the divine.

Contents

1 Noon Cosmogony 2 Worship 3 References 4 Bibliography

Noon Cosmogony[edit] Main article: Serer creation myth See also: Cosmogony
Cosmogony
of the Ndut The Noon cosmogony follows a similar narrative to the Ndut especially in regards to how death began on Earth. In both myths, the dog is believed to have been the first living thing to have died.[4][5][6] Worship[edit] Main article: Serer religion Kokh Kox
Kokh Kox
is worshipped through intermediaries (e.g. the Pangool). Like all the Serer group who adhere to the tenets of Serer religion, the sacred wood plays a crucial role in the religious affairs of the Noon.[4][7] The Serer-Noon
Serer-Noon
sometimes refer to Kokh Kox
Kokh Kox
affectionately as Tyagaye (grandfather).[1] In times of great sorrow, the Noon people will evoke the name of Kokh Kox
Kokh Kox
using the general Serer word Seen (variants : Sen, Sain, Sene, etc.), which is also a Serer surname. Depending on the Serer sub-group, the deity's name will precede the word Seen e.g. "Koh Seen" (or Koh Sen) used by the Noon in reference to Kokh Kox, or " Roog
Roog
Seen" used by the non-Cangin-Serers in reference to Roog
Roog
Seen, the name for the divine among the Serer-Sine.[1] It is from this Serer religious heritage that the Wolof people (now islamized) borrowed the phrase "N'Daye San" from,[1] also used exactly in that manner (i.e. to express great sorrow).[1] The phrase is rooted in Serer religion
Serer religion
and culture, and has nothing to do with Islam.[1] References[edit]

^ a b c d e f Société de géographie (France), "La Géographie, Volumes 61-62", Masson et cie., (1934), p 245 (in French) ^ a b Ndiaye, Ousmane Sémou, "Diversité et unicité sérères : l’exemple de la région de Thiès", Éthiopiques, no. 54, vol. 7, 2e semestre 1991 [1] (in French) ^ a b Éthiopiques, "Issues 55-56", Fondation Léopold Sédar Senghor, (1991), p 124 (in French) ^ a b c Tastevin, C. (R.P.), "La religion des Nones", Études missionnaires, t. II, no 2, avril-juin : 81-100; t. II, no 3, juillet-sep : 176-187. (1933, 1934) (in French) ^ Tastevin, C. (R.P.), "La religion des Nones" in Dupire, Marguerite, "Sagesse sereer: Essais sur la pensée sereer ndut", pp 85-86 [2] (in French) ^ "Religion en Afrique, Volumes 15-17", E.J. Brill (1985), pp 203-5 in Tastevin, C. (R.P.), "La religion des Nones" (in French) ^ Deffontaines, Pierre, "Géographie et religiones", Edition 10, Gallimard (1948), pp 54-71, 369 (in French)

Bibliography[edit]

Tastevin, C. (R.P.), "La religion des Nones", Études missionnaires, t. II, no 2, avril-juin : 81-100; t. II, no 3, juillet-sep : 176-187. (1933, 1934) Dupire, Marguerite, "Sagesse sereer: Essais sur la pensée sereer ndut", KARTHALA Editions, (1994), pp 85–86, ISBN 2865374874 [3] Ndiaye, Ousmane Sémou, "Diversité et unicité sérères : l’exemple de la région de Thiès", Éthiopiques, no. 54, vol. 7, 2e semestre 1991 [4] Éthiopiques, "Issues 55-56", Fondation Léopold Sédar Senghor, (1991), p 124 "Religion en Afrique, Volumes 15-17", E.J. Brill (1985), pp 203–5 Deffontaines, Pierre, "Géographie et religiones", Edition 10, Gallimard (1948), pp 54–71, 369 Société de géographie (France), "La Géographie, Volumes 61-62", Masson et cie., (1934), p 245 Faye, Louis Diène, "Mort et Naissance le monde Sereer", Les Nouvelles Editions Africaines (1983), ISBN 2-7236-0868-9

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(main)

Other deities

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Saints and ancestral spirits

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Cekeen Tumulus Khasso Kingdom of Baol Kingdom of Biffeche kingdom of Saloum Kingdom of Sine Serer ancient history Serer history
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(medieval era to present) States headed by ancient Serer Lamanes The Battle of Fandane-Thiouthioune The Battle of Logandème Timeline of Serer history Western Sahara

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CEMETRA Loup (healer)

Saltigues and Loup practitioners

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Demographics

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Language

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Culture

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Lamane
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Jegan Joof Maad a Sinig
Maad a Sinig
Kumba Ndoffene Famak Joof Maad a Sinig
Maad a Sinig
Kumba Ndoffene Famak Joof Maad a Sinig
Maad a Sinig
Kumba Ndoffene Fa Ndeb Joof Maad a Sinig
Maad a Sinig
Mahecor Joof Maad a Sinig
Maad a Sinig
Maysa Wali Jaxateh Manneh Maad a Sinig
Maad a Sinig
Ama Joof Gnilane Faye Joof Maad Ndaah Njemeh Joof Maad Semou Njekeh Joof

Queens and queen mothers

Lingeer
Lingeer
Fatim Beye Lingeer
Lingeer
Ndoye Demba Serer maternal clans

Dynasties and royal houses

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Families and royal titles

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Dependencies, autonomies and other territories

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Kokh Kox
Kokh Kox
(or Koh,[1] as pronounced in Noon) is the creator god of the Noon people.[2][3][4] The Noon are members of the Serer ethnic group of Senegal, the Gambia
Gambia
and Mauritania. Kokh Kox
Kokh Kox
is one of the main deities in Serer religion.[2][3] The Noon people refer to the supreme being as Kokh Kox
Kokh Kox
rather than Roog, the name the majority of Serers refer to the supreme being in the Serer-Sine language. The name Kokh Kox derives from the deity Koox, the name the Saafi people
Saafi people
regularly use to refer to the divine.

Contents

1 Noon Cosmogony 2 Worship 3 References 4 Bibliography

Noon Cosmogony[edit] Main article: Serer creation myth See also: Cosmogony
Cosmogony
of the Ndut The Noon cosmogony follows a similar narrative to the Ndut especially in regards to how death began on Earth. In both myths, the dog is believed to have been the first living thing to have died.[4][5][6] Worship[edit] Main article: Serer religion Kokh Kox
Kokh Kox
is worshipped through intermediaries (e.g. the Pangool). Like all the Serer group who adhere to the tenets of Serer religion, the sacred wood plays a crucial role in the religious affairs of the Noon.[4][7] The Serer-Noon
Serer-Noon
sometimes refer to Kokh Kox
Kokh Kox
affectionately as Tyagaye (grandfather).[1] In times of great sorrow, the Noon people will evoke the name of Kokh Kox
Kokh Kox
using the general Serer word Seen (variants : Sen, Sain, Sene, etc.), which is also a Serer surname. Depending on the Serer sub-group, the deity's name will precede the word Seen e.g. "Koh Seen" (or Koh Sen) used by the Noon in reference to Kokh Kox, or " Roog
Roog
Seen" used by the non-Cangin-Serers in reference to Roog
Roog
Seen, the name for the divine among the Serer-Sine.[1] It is from this Serer religious heritage that the Wolof people (now islamized) borrowed the phrase "N'Daye San" from,[1] also used exactly in that manner (i.e. to express great sorrow).[1] The phrase is rooted in Serer religion
Serer religion
and culture, and has nothing to do with Islam.[1] References[edit]

^ a b c d e f Société de géographie (France), "La Géographie, Volumes 61-62", Masson et cie., (1934), p 245 (in French) ^ a b Ndiaye, Ousmane Sémou, "Diversité et unicité sérères : l’exemple de la région de Thiès", Éthiopiques, no. 54, vol. 7, 2e semestre 1991 [1] (in French) ^ a b Éthiopiques, "Issues 55-56", Fondation Léopold Sédar Senghor, (1991), p 124 (in French) ^ a b c Tastevin, C. (R.P.), "La religion des Nones", Études missionnaires, t. II, no 2, avril-juin : 81-100; t. II, no 3, juillet-sep : 176-187. (1933, 1934) (in French) ^ Tastevin, C. (R.P.), "La religion des Nones" in Dupire, Marguerite, "Sagesse sereer: Essais sur la pensée sereer ndut", pp 85-86 [2] (in French) ^ "Religion en Afrique, Volumes 15-17", E.J. Brill (1985), pp 203-5 in Tastevin, C. (R.P.), "La religion des Nones" (in French) ^ Deffontaines, Pierre, "Géographie et religiones", Edition 10, Gallimard (1948), pp 54-71, 369 (in French)

Bibliography[edit]

Tastevin, C. (R.P.), "La religion des Nones", Études missionnaires, t. II, no 2, avril-juin : 81-100; t. II, no 3, juillet-sep : 176-187. (1933, 1934) Dupire, Marguerite, "Sagesse sereer: Essais sur la pensée sereer ndut", KARTHALA Editions, (1994), pp 85–86, ISBN 2865374874 [3] Ndiaye, Ousmane Sémou, "Diversité et unicité sérères : l’exemple de la région de Thiès", Éthiopiques, no. 54, vol. 7, 2e semestre 1991 [4] Éthiopiques, "Issues 55-56", Fondation Léopold Sédar Senghor, (1991), p 124 "Religion en Afrique, Volumes 15-17", E.J. Brill (1985), pp 203–5 Deffontaines, Pierre, "Géographie et religiones", Edition 10, Gallimard (1948), pp 54–71, 369 Société de géographie (France), "La Géographie, Volumes 61-62", Masson et cie., (1934), p 245 Faye, Louis Diène, "Mort et Naissance le monde Sereer", Les Nouvelles Editions Africaines (1983), ISBN 2-7236-0868-9

Serer religion
Serer religion
portal Serer people
Serer people
portal Senegal
Senegal
portal Gambia
Gambia
portal Traditional African religion portal Mauritania
Mauritania
portal Religion portal

v t e

Serer topics

 Peoples

Serer peoples

Laalaa Ndut Niominka Noon Palor Saafi Seex

 Religion

Key topics

Ciiɗ Classical Ndut teachings Creation myth Criticism Festivals Jaaniiw Junjung Lamane Sadax Saltigue Symbolism Women

Supreme deities

Kokh Kox Koox Kopé Tiatie Cac Roog
Roog
(main)

Other deities

Kumba Njaay Takhar Tiurakh

Saints and ancestral spirits

Ginaaru Julang Joof Laga Ndong Lunguñ Joof Mindiss Moussa Sarr Njemeh (of Languème) Njoxona Ngojil Joof Ngolum Joof Pangool

list

Sacred sites

Fatick Sine River Sine-Saloum Somb Point of Sangomar Tattaguine Tukar Yaboyabo

 History Philosophy Science Law Geography Politics

History

Cekeen Tumulus Khasso Kingdom of Baol Kingdom of Biffeche kingdom of Saloum Kingdom of Sine Serer ancient history Serer history
Serer history
(medieval era to present) States headed by ancient Serer Lamanes The Battle of Fandane-Thiouthioune The Battle of Logandème Timeline of Serer history Western Sahara

Philosophy

Science Law

Medicine

medicinal plants

CEMETRA Loup (healer)

Saltigues and Loup practitioners

MALANGO Philosophy of beauty Jom principle Cosmology Customary law

Geography Politics

Farba Kaba Jaraff Serer countries

 Demographics Culture

Demographics

By region

Gambia Mauritania Senegal

Language

Cangin Lehar Ndut Noon Palor Safen Serer

Culture

Birth Chere Death Inheritance Marriage Mbalax Njuup Sabar Tama Tassu Njom

 Royalty

Kings and lamanes

Lamane
Lamane
Jegan Joof Maad a Sinig
Maad a Sinig
Kumba Ndoffene Famak Joof Maad a Sinig
Maad a Sinig
Kumba Ndoffene Famak Joof Maad a Sinig
Maad a Sinig
Kumba Ndoffene Fa Ndeb Joof Maad a Sinig
Maad a Sinig
Mahecor Joof Maad a Sinig
Maad a Sinig
Maysa Wali Jaxateh Manneh Maad a Sinig
Maad a Sinig
Ama Joof Gnilane Faye Joof Maad Ndaah Njemeh Joof Maad Semou Njekeh Joof

Queens and queen mothers

Lingeer
Lingeer
Fatim Beye Lingeer
Lingeer
Ndoye Demba Serer maternal clans

Dynasties and royal houses

Faye family Guelowar Joof family Joos Maternal Dynasty The Royal House of Boureh Gnilane Joof The Royal House of Jogo Siga Joof The Royal House of Semou Njekeh Joof

Families and royal titles

Buumi Faye family Joof family Lamane Lingeer Loul Maad Saloum Maad a Sinig Njie family Sarr family Sene family Teigne Thilas

Serer people
Serer people
category

Serer religion
Serer religion
category

Serer people
Serer people
portal

Serer religion
Serer religion
portal

v t e

Religion in Africa

Religions

Akan mythology Akamba mythology Bahá'í Faith Bantu mythology Berber mythology Bambuti mythology Buddhism Bushongo mythology Christianity Dahomey (Fon) mythology Dinka mythology Efik mythology Egyptian religion Hinduism Irreligion Islam Isoko mythology Jainism Judaism Khoe/San religion Lotuko mythology Lozi mythology Lugbara mythology Malagasy mythology Masai mythology Igbo religion Serer creation myth Serer religion Tumbuka mythology Waaq Yoruba religion Zulu religion

Sovereign states

Algeria Angola Benin Botswana Burkina Faso Burundi Cameroon Cape Verde Central African Republic Chad Comoros Democratic Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) Djibouti Egypt Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Ethiopia Gabon The Gambia Ghana Guinea Guinea-Bissau Kenya Lesotho Liberia Libya Madagascar Malawi Mali Mauritania Mauritius Morocco Mozambique Namibia Niger Nigeria Rwanda São Tomé and Príncipe Senegal Seychelles Sierra Leone Somalia South Africa South Sudan Sudan Swaziland Tanzania Togo Tunisia Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe

Dependencies, autonomies and other territories

Canary Islands (Spain) Ceuta (Spain) Madeira (Portugal) Mayotte (France) Melilla (Spain) Puntland Réunion (France) Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic St. Helena (UK) Socotra (Yemen) Somaliland Western Sahara Zanzibar (Tanzania)

See also: Afro

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