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Travels with TooyHistory, Memory, and the African American Imagination$
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Richard Price

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780226680583

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226680576.001.0001

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(p.80) Thunder Axes 00000000
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Travels with Tooy
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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226680576.003.0016

This chapter focuses on the so-called thunder axes of the Samarakas. It explains that the Samarakas believe that thunder axes crash to the ground during lightning storms and they are kept in Komanti-obia houses because they have special powers. This chapter discusses Tooy's opinion about thunder axes and describes his own shiny, blue-black thunder axe. It also mentions Tooy's warning about handling thunder axes.

Keywords:   thunder axes, Samarakas, Komanti-obia houses, special powers, Tooy

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