A long long time ago before the age of Ndemi and Mathathi , a man dwelt with his newly married wife on the edge of the forest. The man was a member of the Smith Guild, Aturi , a group in Gikuyu Society whose profession was extracting iron from the eath, smelting it and fashioning it into such implements as spears, swords, knifes, blacelets, and such. This was a highly protected craft and one had to be inducted through a long and expensive apprenticeship as well as complicated esoteric rituals. The smiths, Aturi , usually conducted their work in a consecrated place, Kiganda , far away from their homes. This place was given a wide berth by ordinary mortals and no one could approach it without requisite purifications.
The Woman and the ogre – A Tale of Deliverance
The Woman and the ogre – A Tale of Deliverance – Gīkūyū Centre for Cultural Studies
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