Gallery:  a visit to the Yabyili shrine at Tenzugu-Tongo

Tongo  (3 images)
The plateau  (6 images)
The tindana and his house  (6 images)
Inside the tindana's house  (16 images)
The shrine in the cave  (13 images)


Tongo  <top of page>

The Yabyili shrine is at Tenzugu on the hills above Tongo.

You greet the chief of Tongo, the Tongo Ra-Naa, to get someone to lead you to greet the tindana.

Tongo Ra-Naa

 

Tongo Ra-Naa with elders

The plateau seen from Tongo:  you climb the hill until you reach a plateau, with with widely scattered houses.

the hills behind Tongo

 

On the plateau  <top of page>

plateau

 

plateau house

 

plateau house

 

on the plateau

You can see baɣyuya outside the houses.

house shrines with vultures

 

tindana outside his house

 

The tindana and his house  <top of page>

Yaazori Tengoli, tindana of Yabyili shrine.

Yaazori Tengoli

The tindana outside his house

Yaazori Tengoli

baɣyuya outside the tindana's house

Sitting with his elders and friends.

K.T. Vuberigu, Goldana of Tenzugu, outside the tindana's house.

K T Vuberigu

 

tindana elder

 

outside the tindana's house

 

Inside the tindana's house  <top of page>

The house has many rooms.

the Yaba's house

 

view from the roof of the tindana's house

Inside the house are many people, including many who are being treated by the tindana and some who have accompanied them.

inside Yaba's house

 

inside Yaba's house

 

inside Yaba's house

 

inside Yaba's house

 

inside Yaba's house

 

inside Yaba's house

 

inside Yaba's house

 

inside Yaba's house

 

inside Yaba's house

 

inside Yaba's house

 

inside Yaba's house

 

inside Yaba's house

 

inside Yaba's house

 

inside Yaba's house

 

The shrine in the cave  <top of page>

The entrance to the shrine

the entrance

Yaazori at the entrance

Yaazori at the cave

 

Yaazori at the entrance

The entrance to the cave

the cave

 

in the cave

 

the cave

The place where sacrifices are made to the shrine

the sacrifices

 

in the cave

 

in the cave

 

the sacrifices

 

the sacrifices

 

the sacrifices

 

in the cave