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TAKHAR or TAAHKARR (in Serer and Cangin ) is a demi-god in the Serer religion worshipped by many Serers (an ethnic group found in Senegal
Senegal
, the Gambia
Gambia
and Mauritania
Mauritania
). Takhar
Takhar
is the god of justice and vengeance in Serer religion and worshipped at the foot of certain trees in the forest deemed to be sacred . The Serer priestly class play a crucial role in the evokation of the demi-god and the implementation of its laws that devotees adhere to.

CONTENTS

* 1 Worship

* 1.1 Place of worship * 1.2 Priests of Takhar
Takhar

* 2 Patronage * 3 References * 4 Bibliography

WORSHIP

The Serer people worship Takhar
Takhar
in order to appeal to him against the injuries, oppression or evil magic inflicted by other. Takhar
Takhar
is worshipped at the foot of trees, and in the new moon , the atmospheric spirits of the air and night are "conjured with mysterious incarnations ". Offerings to Takhar
Takhar
are deposited at the foot of the tallest trees in the forest. Cattle
Cattle
and poultry are sacrificed and taken to the sacred sanctuary, along with millet , fruits and vegetables. Like the offerings to certain Pangool (singular :Fangool, the Serer saints and spirits represented by snakes), the holy feast takes place in the sacred forest.

“ The snake also held a high place in the national pantheon, and was often known to appear in various disguises, even "assuming the uniform of an aged officer of the empire" . ”

The transmigration of souls is a strongly held belief in Serer religion as evident in Serer funeral rituals.

PLACE OF WORSHIP

Further information: Serer creation myth

The god Takhar
Takhar
is worshipped in the forests in Serer country , more specifically, in certain sacred places , such as the Sine - Saloum
Saloum
area of present-day Senegal
Senegal
. Somewhat similar to the Pangool, the Serer people believe that both Takhar
Takhar
and his adversary Tiurakh (god of wealth and property ) reside in the tallest trees of the forest. It is partly for this reason why plants and animals are regarded as totems in the Serer-totemic and sentient worldly-view of nature in general, and afforded high spiritual status and respect, because these ancient trees are believed to be the sanctuaries of certain Serer entities.

PRIESTS OF TAKHAR

Main article: Saltigue

The high priests of Takhar
Takhar
are usually very old men from notable Serer families . These Serer high priests preside over all cases relating to law and order , i.e. theft, witchcraft, etc. In the past, these high priests (the Saltigues ) would concoct doses of poison which they would administer to the accused witch, taken orally. However, these concoctions were deliberately never made fatal enough to cause death. These high priests mostly depended on the fear of Takhar
Takhar
as dispenser of justice and vengeance, than their poisons.

PATRONAGE

See also: Lamane , States headed by ancient Serer Lamanes
States headed by ancient Serer Lamanes
, and Timeline of Serer history

As the god of justice , Takhar
Takhar
is the perpetual patron of all those who work within the judiciary and pass judgement on legal issues. In Serer ancient history , that role was primarily reserved for the Serer lamanic class .

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

REFERENCES

* ^ A B C (in English) Kellog, Day Otis, and Smith, William Robertson, "The Encyclopædia Britannica : latest edition. A dictionary of arts, sciences and general literature", Volume 25, p 664, Werner (1902) * ^ A B C D E F G H I J K (in English) "Folk-Lore In The old Testament. Studies In Comparative Religion Legend and Law", Pubslihed by Forgotten Books, pp 317-8, ISBN 1440070156 * ^ (in English) Newland, H. Osman; Lewin, Evans, "West Africa: a handbook of practical information for the official, planter, miner, financier Quiggin, A. Hingston; Haddon, A. C., "Man: Past and Present", illustrated, revised, Cambridge University Press (2011), p 49, ISBN 0521234107 * ^ (in French) Ngom, Biram, « La question guelwar et la formation du royaume du Sine », Éthiopiques, no 54, nouvelle série, vol. 7, 2e semestre 1991

BIBLIOGRAPHY

* Kellog, Day Otis, and Smith, William Robertson, "The Encyclopædia Britannica : latest edition. A dictionary of arts, sciences and general literature", Volume 25, p 664, Werner (1902) * "Folk-Lore In The old Testament. Studies In Comparative Religion Legend and Law", Pubslihed by Forgotten Books, pp 317–8, ISBN 1440070156 * Newland, H. Osman; Lewin, Evans, " West Africa : a handbook of practical information for the official, planter, miner, financier Quiggin, A. Hingston; Haddon, A. C., "Man: Past and Present", illustrated, revised, Cambridge University Press (2011), p 49, ISBN 0521234107 * " Africa
Africa
", Forgotten Books, p 143, ISBN 1440091307

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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
Junjung
* Lamane * Sadax * Saltigue * Symbolism * Women

SUPREME DEITIES

* * Kokh Kox * Koox
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
Fatick
* Sine River * Sine- Saloum
Saloum
* Somb
Somb
* Point of Sangomar
Point of Sangomar
* Tattaguine
Tattaguine
* Tukar
Tukar
* Yaboyabo

* History * Philosophy * Science * Law * Geography * Politics

HISTORY

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

LANGUAGE

* * Cangin * Lehar * Ndut * Noon * Palor * Safen * Serer

CULTURE

* Birth * Chere * Death * Inheritance * Marriage * Mbalax
Mbalax
* Njuup * Sabar
Sabar
* Tama * Tassu * Njom

ROYALTY

Kings and lamanes

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

Queens and queen mothers

* Lingeer Fatim Beye * 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
The Royal House of Semou Njekeh Joof

Families and royal titles

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

* SERER PEOPLE CATEGORY

* SERER RELIGION CATEGORY

* Serer people portal

* Serer religion portal

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Religion in Africa
Africa

* Akan mythology
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
Gambia
* Ghana * Guinea * Guinea-Bissau * Kenya * Lesotho * Liberia * Libya * Madagascar * Malawi * Mali * Mauritania
Mauritania
* Mauritius * Morocco * Mozambique * Namibia * Niger * Nigeria * Rwanda * São Tomé and Príncipe * Senegal
Senegal
* Seychelles * Sierra Leone * Somalia * South Africa
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
Western Sahara
* Zanzibar (Tanzania)

See also: Afro-American religion

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