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TIURAKH (variations : Théourakh, Thiorak or Tulrakh) is one of the demi-gods of the Serer people
Serer people
of Senegal
Senegal
, the Gambia
Gambia
and Mauritania
Mauritania
. In the Serer religion , Tiurakh
Tiurakh
is regarded as the god of wealth or property . Like his adversary Takhar (the god of justice), they are both venerated and worshipped at the foot of the tallest trees in Serer country .

CONTENTS

* 1 Worship

* 1.1 Place of worship

* 2 Views of Serer religion * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 Bibliography

WORSHIP

See also: Serer ancient history
Serer ancient history

Tiurakh
Tiurakh
is worshipped by the Serer people
Serer people
for materialistic reasons i.e. to acquire and/or retain their wealth such as land , jewellery (usually gold and silver , see Serer ancient history
Serer ancient history
). He is also associated with success and may be evoked if one is starting a new project, for example : going through the Ndut rite , business start up , building a new home, undertaking an examination, cattle or agricultural farming, or venturing into a new contract, etc.

PLACE OF WORSHIP

Further information: Serer creation myth
Serer creation myth

Like some Serer Pangool , it is believed that the deity Tiurakh resides in the forest , particularly the tallest trees of the forest in certain sacred places . As such, libations are made at the tallest trees found in the forest. The importance of trees in Serer society are found within the Serer creation myth
Serer creation myth
, which posits that, trees were the first things to be created on Earth
Earth
by the supreme being. Offerings of domesticated animals , fruits, vegetables, etc., are deposited at the foot of the tallest trees. The holy feast which is a public event in the Serer religious calendar , takes place at the appearance of the new moon .

VIEWS OF SERER RELIGION

The views of Serer religion regarding the veneration of Tiurakh
Tiurakh
for selfish reasons is found within the doctrines of the Serer Jom principle . The Jom principle is a Serer philosophy rooted in Serer religion which sets out the values and beliefs that Serer people
Serer people
must abide by. It encompasses, social, economic, personal and political values that every Serer who adhere to the tenets of Serer religion are required to follow. Personal growth is highly encouraged within the Jom, but must not be to the detriment of the collective social group. The deity Tiurakh
Tiurakh
forbids his veneration or evocation if done for selfish reasons, but especially if done to the detriment of another.

SEE ALSO

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

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

REFERENCES

* ^ A B (in English) Kellog, Day Otis, and Smith, William Robertson, "The Encyclopædia Britannica
Encyclopædia Britannica
: latest edition. A dictionary of arts, sciences and general literature", Volume 25, p 664, Werner (1902) * ^ A B C D E (in French) Laurent-Jean-Baptiste Bérenger-Féraud, "Les peuplades de la Sénégambie: histoire, ethnographie, mœurs et coutumes, légendes, etc", E. Leroux (1879), p 276-7 * ^ A B C D E F (in English) "Africa", Forgotten Books, p 143, ISBN 1440091307 * ^ A B C D E (in English) Frazer, James George "Folk-Lore In The old Testament. Studies In Comparative Religion Legend and Law", Published by Forgotten Books, pp 317-8, 1918, ISBN 1440070156 * ^ A B C (in English) Keane, A. H.; Quiggin, A. Hingston; Haddon, A. C., "Man: Past and Present", illustrated, revised, Cambridge University Press (2011), p 49, ISBN 0521234107 * ^ A B C (in French) Gravrand, Henry : "L’HERITAGE SPIRITUEL SEREER : VALEUR TRADITIONNELLE D’HIER, D’AUJOURD’HUI ET DE DEMAIN" Ethiopiques, numéro 31, révue socialiste de culture négro-africaine, 3e trimestre 1982

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
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
Cambridge University Press
(2011), p 49, ISBN 0521234107 * "Africa", Forgotten Books, p 143, ISBN 1440091307 * Gravrand, Henry : "L’HERITAGE SPIRITUEL SEREER : VALEUR TRADITIONNELLE D’HIER, D’AUJOURD’HUI ET DE DEMAIN" Ethiopiques, numéro 31, révue socialiste de culture négro-africaine, 3e trimestre 1982

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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 * Lamane * Sadax * Saltigue
Saltigue
* Symbolism * Women

SUPREME DEITIES

* * Kokh Kox
Kokh Kox
* Koox * Kopé Tiatie Cac * 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 River
* Sine- Saloum
Saloum
* Somb * Point of Sangomar
Point of Sangomar
* Tattaguine * Tukar * Yaboyabo

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

HISTORY

* Cekeen Tumulus * Khasso * Kingdom of Baol
Baol
* Kingdom of Biffeche
Biffeche
* kingdom of Saloum
Saloum
* Kingdom of Sine * Serer ancient history
Serer ancient history
* Serer 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
The Battle of Logandème
* Timeline of Serer history
Timeline of Serer history
* Western Sahara
Western Sahara

Philosophy

* Science * Law

* Medicine

* medicinal plants

* CEMETRA

* Loup (healer)

* Saltigues and Loup practitioners

* MALANGO * Philosophy
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 * 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 Mahecor Joof * Maad a Sinig Maysa Wali Jaxateh Manneh * Maad a Sinig Ama Joof Gnilane Faye Joof
Maad a Sinig Ama Joof Gnilane Faye Joof
* Maad Ndaah Njemeh Joof * Maad Semou Njekeh Joof
Maad Semou Njekeh Joof

Queens and queen mothers

* Lingeer Fatim Beye
Lingeer Fatim Beye
* Lingeer Ndoye Demba * Serer maternal clans

Dynasties and royal houses

* Faye family * Guelowar * Joof family
Joof family
* Joos Maternal Dynasty * The Royal House of Boureh Gnilane Joof
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
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
Serer people
portal

* Serer religion portal

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Religion in Africa
Religion in Africa

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

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