There are more similarities than differences in all traditional African religions.
Often, the primary Deity is worshiped through consultation or communion with lesser
deities and ancestral spirits. The deities and spirits are honored through libation and
The will of God is sought by the believer through consultation of oracular deities,
or divination. In many traditional African religions, there is a belief in a cyclical
nature of reality. The living stand between their ancestors and the unborn.
Traditional African religions embrace natural phenomena - ebb and tide, waxing and
waning moon, rain and drought and the rhythmic pattern of local agriculture.
Hausa Folklore by Maalam Shaihu and Translated by R. Sutherland and Rattray (1913)