Unkulunkulu is the highest god and is the creator of humanity. Unkulunkulu (“the greatest one”) was created in Uhlanga, a huge swamp of reeds, before he came to Earth.
Zulu beads were historically used as a language between men and women, to express their feelings, relationship status, or to convey a message on the appropriate behaviour expected from the opposite sex. The Zulu’s only use one geometric shape in their beading and jewellery work – the triangle.
Zulu beliefs are formed around the presence of ancestral spirits, known as amadlozi and abaphansi. Ancestors’ presence comes in the form of dreams, sickness and snakes. Opportune times to communicate with ancestors are during birth, puberty, marriage and death.
A cultural symbol is a physical manifestation that signifies the ideology of a particular culture or that merely has meaning within a culture. Additionally, the same symbol can mean different things in different cultures.
Today the Zulu people predominantly believe in Christianity, but have created a syncretic religion that is combined with the Zulu’s prior belief systems.
However, in English impi is often used to refer to a Zulu regiment, which is called an ibutho in Zulu, or the army itself. Its beginnings lie far back in historic tribal warfare customs, when groups of armed men called impi battled. Impi is typically an army that is ready for combat.
Maize meal is a staple Zulu food, and is usually eaten in a dish called uphutu, which is a crumbly maize meal porridge generally eaten cold with amasi but is also enjoyed hot with beans or cabbage.
The word Zulu means “Sky” and according to oral history, Zulu was the name of the ancestor who founded the Zulu royal line in about 1670. The largest rural concentration of Zulu people is in Kwa- Zulu Natal. IsiZulu is South Africa’s most widely spoken official language.
Ingoma, is agitatedly danced and integrates high kicking motions. It is a dance performed by boys and girls without drums and accompanied by a chant. The Ingoma is one of the purest remnants of Zulu tradition. Boys and girls perform the dance for transition ceremonies such as coming of age and weddings.
Traditionally, respectable Zulu people were buried at home, behind or at the side of their family huts, while the head of the family was buried at the top of the cattle kraal. Cemetery burials came about only through interventions by missionaries in the nineteenth century.
Zulu language, a Bantu language spoken by more than nine million people mainly in South Africa, especially in the Zululand area of KwaZulu/Natal province. The Zulu language is a member of the Southeastern, or Nguni, subgroup of the Bantu group of the Benue-Congo branch of the Niger-Congo language family.
The Zulu royal family consists of the reigning king of the Zulus, Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu, his consorts, and legitimate descendants. His great-great-grandfather, King Mpande, as a half-brother of the Zulu King Shaka, reigned from 1840 to 1872.
The Greek uppercase letter Δ (delta) is the standard mathematical symbol to represent change in some quantity.
Some of the most popular symbols are: Heart symbol: this represents love, compassion and health. Dove symbol: this represents peace, love, and calm. Raven symbol: this represents death and doom. Tree symbol: this represents growth, nature, stability, and eternal life. Owl symbol: this represents wisdom and intelligence.
Here are some of the various types of symbolism: Metaphor. A metaphor refers to one thing by directly mentioning another. Simile. Rather than implying a comparison like a metaphor, a simile explicitly denotes comparison between two things. Allegory. Archetype. Personification. Hyperbole. Metonymy. Irony.