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Teaching How to Pray African Folktale

Teaching How to Pray African Folklore Story.

Animal folklore is an important part of African culture.

An African Folktale is defined as a thought provoking classic story once only told orally among African people however in modern times with the advent of writing systems, the internet including social media the story is communicated in both written and oral forms.

Folklore tale Baboon Teaches Cheetah How to Pray.

Teaching how to pray animal folklore stories appear in oral, social and print media for hundreds of years as many animal folklore stories have moral religious meaning as in the folklore tale Baboon Teaches Cheetah How to Pray.

Baboon Teaches Cheetah How to Pray African Folktale Story.

Baboon, it is said, was once chased by Cheetah, and became trapped.

Baboon said to Cheetah, "Please, pray first before you kill me. Pray for me who feels forgotten and unseen and let me know that I am remembered and seen."

Cheetah asked, "How do you pray? Tell me."

"You hold your up hands flat together and hold this position in stillness so that your prayers will go to heaven," said Baboon.

Cheetah folded his hands and prayed for Baboon.

Then Baboon spoke again saying, "You ought not to look about you as you do, shut your eyes and bow your head."

Cheetah prayed as Baboon said but quickly Baboon escaped laughing, chastising Cheetah with these words, "You fool; you should have killed me when you had the chance!"

Nevertheless, there sat Cheetah, speechless, because he had been tricked by Baboon.

What is an African Folklore story.

Characteristics of African folktale stories teach lessons using characteristic uses of nature and animal characters.

An African Folklore story is interchangeable with the definition of African Folktale to teach a lesson using characteristic uses of nature and animal characters.

An African Folktale is defined as a thought provoking classic story once only told orally among African people however in modern times with the advent of writing systems, the internet including social media the story is communicated in both written and oral forms.

Did you know. 

The majority of Africans are Christians, here is a percentage chart and explanation of the major African religions. 

The Christian religion in North Africa was one of the first Christian communities in Africa first arriving in the 1st century AD. 

In the 15th century, the Christian religion came to sub-Saharan Africa by Portuguese slave traders. 

Twenty-nine African countries are predominantly Christian, 13 are majority Islamic, one African county is majority Hindu and and one Indigenous beliefs. 

Keep in mind most religions on the African continent are practiced in a combination of religious belief platforms as it is a common scene to see Voodoo and Christianity practiced side by side in many West African countries.

More short folktale stories from Africa to make you fall in love with the motherland.

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  2. Love Takes No Less Than Everything Marriage Folklore
  3. Hunters Attack Cowards Tell the Story
  4. One Do Wrong All Get Punished
  5. Mighty Little Hedgehog
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