Working One’s Destiny (Se) In Ewe Vodu Practice

Any person in contemporary Ghana will have heard popular unisex Ewe names like Senyo, Selasi, Sedem, Sena, Selorm, etc. — all names that are derived from Se, the Ewe word for destiny or God. But what does Se really mean in Ewe culture? Most people will simply translate it as “God” or “Destiny”, however, this translation alone is insufficient to fully explain the Ewe concept of Se.

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Sena Voncujovi

Sena Voncujovi

Afro-Asian Pan-African| Herbalist | Afa (Ifa) Diviner | Founder of ReVodution & Jaspora (Japan Africa Diaspora)| PKU Afro-Sinologist