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Kopé Tiatie Cac[1][2] (also Koh[3] and Koope;[4] in Ndut language, meaning god grandfather or god the grandfather) is the Supreme Creator in the Serer religion.[1][2] Kopé Tiatie Cac
Kopé Tiatie Cac
is the name used by the Ndut people
Ndut people
to refer to the Supreme being.[1][2] Among the Ndut and followers of Serer religion, Kopé Tiatie Cac
Kopé Tiatie Cac
is associated with death[3] and plague (pisti).[5]

Contents

1 Ndut cosmogony 2 Worship 3 See also 4 References 5 Bibliography 6 Further reading

Ndut cosmogony[edit] Main article: Serer creation myth The Ndut people
Ndut people
who adhere to the tenets of Serer religion
Serer religion
refer to the supreme god as Kopé Tiatie Cac
Kopé Tiatie Cac
in Cangin-Ndut.[1] The name Kopé Tiatie Cac probably derived from the god Koox
Koox
(var : Kooh). Ndut cosmogony posits that, the first humans did not die. The human species were not meant to die following the initial creation.[3] The dog was the first to die at that primordial time. Having witnessed the death of the animal, the Ndut people
Ndut people
gave the animal a sacred burial at the foot of a baobab tree, and mourned its death. The women crying and wailing in sadness for the departed dog, attracted the attention of Kopé Tiatie Cac
Kopé Tiatie Cac
(or Koh) God of death. The god angered by the mourning women unleashed death to human kind in the following terms:

“ What! You make so much noise for a dead dog? Good! You die you too.[3] ”

Worship[edit] Main articles: Serer religion
Serer religion
and Ndut people See also: Saafi people The deity is worshiped through Serer ancestral spirits and saints. Various matrilineages (both on the paternal and maternal line) play a key role in its invocation.[6] The name koh a variant of the god's' name, is the feminine form. The masculine form is ala.[6] See also[edit]

The people

Serer people

Saafi people Palor people Ndut people Laalaa people Serer-Noon Niominka people

Languages

Cangin languages

Saafi language Palor language Ndut language Lehar language Noon language

Serer language

Serer religious articles

Serer religion Roog
Roog
(Serer deity) Koox Serer creation myth Lamane States headed by ancient Serer Lamanes Saltigue Ndut initiation rite Timeline of Serer history

Related articles

Faro (mythology) Nommo Traditional African religion List of African deities

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

References[edit]

^ a b c d (in French) Ndiaye, Ousmane Sémou, "Diversité et unicité sérères : l’exemple de la région de Thiès", Éthiopiques, no. 54, vol. 7, 2e semestre 1991 [1] ^ a b c (in French) Éthiopiques, "Issues 55-56", Fondation Léopold Sédar Senghor, (1991), p 124 ^ a b c d (in French) Dupire, Marguerite, "Sagesse sereer: Essais sur la pensée sereer ndut", p 86 [2] ^ (in French) Dupire, Marguerite, "Totems sereer et contrôle rituel de l'environnement", p 39 [3] ^ (in English) Echenberg, Myron J., "Black death, white medicine: bubonic plague and the politics of public health in colonial Senegal, 1914-1945", Heinemann (2002), pp 139, 160-161, ISBN 0325070172 ^ a b (in French) Dupire, Marguerite, "Sagesse sereer: Essais sur la pensée sereer ndut", p 61 [4]

Bibliography[edit]

Dupire, Marguerite, "Sagesse sereer: Essais sur la pensée sereer ndut", KARTHALA Editions, (1994), pp 61–86, ISBN 2865374874 [5] Ndiaye, Ousmane Sémou, "Diversité et unicité sérères : l’exemple de la région de Thiès", Éthiopiques, no. 54, vol. 7, 2e semestre 1991 [6] Éthiopiques, "Issues 55-56", Fondation Léopold Sédar Senghor, (1991), p 124 Echenberg, Myron J., "Black death, white medicine: bubonic plague and the politics of public health in colonial Senegal, 1914-1945", Heinemann (2002), pp 139, 160-161, ISBN 0325070172 Dupire, Marguerite, "Totems sereer et contrôle rituel de l'environnement", p 39 (in French) [7]

Further reading[edit]

Faye, Louis Diène, "Mort et Naissance le monde Sereer", Les Nouvelles Editions Africaines (1983), ISBN 2-7236-0868-9 Dione, Salif, "L'APPEL du Ndut. ou l'initiation des garcons Seereer", Institut Fondamental d'Afrique Noire, Cheikh Anta Diop (2004)

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