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Intriguing Traditional Beliefs Practiced in Peki

It's was believed that when you are blessed with a bountiful harvest in a year and have everything going perfectly is a sign of bad omen that visits the family with serious calamities To stall the occurrence of the bad omen in its concrete term the farmer had to perform certain rituals to remedy or reverse it. Destroying part of the farm is the prescription for curbing a possible calamity. This is effectively seen to , by felling a tree to crush a portion of the farm. This brings the perfection physically and spiritually into imperfection. Its a trusted remedial measure for the challenge. Another belief, was that ,if your child bears same resemblance with you it's a bad omen. It's was the belief that bearing same semblance is having two striking *kra , ese or kporli* been unleashed Into the community and the world. Superstitious that they were ,it was believed that undercurrent spiritual warfare takes place resulting in the death of one. Unfortunately , the less experience one dies. In averting this the need to mark the baby who holds same resemblance with the father is given a birth mark on the face. This physically and spiritually disfigures the baby and marks him outside the bracket of envious spirits and the contest of spiritual warfare between an established order in the physical and spiritual realm. The ancestors observed certain physical minute occurrence. Just as you embarked on a journey and *nukekle* takes place it's of either a bad omen or a good omen depending on the toe that is involved. Another strange one is pouring off of water reserved in the farm away because of non existence of living things in the water. Water having living things alert that farmer that the water is not poisoned. Therefore is safe to be used for cooking and drinking. It's amazing how despite water full of mosquito larvae ,frogs etc is used in preference with water left in the farm which is free from living things we today classified as unsafe for human consumption . Do we know that an ancestors of Peki observed religiously the *traditioal sabath day*? *Togbe Appiah Kwadzo VI*

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