Dogon is a name for both male and female shaman in Center Mali. Dogons are advised on healing and divination by a head god named Amma. 19th Century European settlers and explorers referred to them as “witch doctors.” In Zulu, Sangomas show their ancestors respect through ritual and animal sacrifice. Nguni cultures tend to their dream watching shaman who are known as Inyanga. They are unique in that they remedy pains by discovering ailments in dreams and then performing the cures on their patients. Inyanga is also a name that has more than one meaning across several tribes. The Karanga people identify an Inyanga as a variation of an herbal expert. Just like so many other shaman names, Inyanga can be applied to both sexes. The literal name for Babalawo is, “father of the mysteries” or “master of the spirits.” Indeed, that is how the Yoruba people of Nigeria see their shaman. The Babalawo keep in contact with Orunmila in order for them to ascertain the future. There exists a hierarchy of shamanism in Nigeria Ifa religion. Before becoming an actual shaman, students must undergo training, memorization and interpretation of the 256 Odu mysteries. At this time the students will go by the name Awo, which applies to both genders. Upon successfully completing all requirements, women are then known as Iyanifa and men are known as Babalawo.
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Europe: Noaide, Sami, Astuvansalmi
Asia: Boo, Ua Neeb, Txiv Neeb, mudangs, Jhakri,Yuta,Noro.
Here is a list of shaman names from around the world.
Asia: Boo, Ua Neeb, Txiv Neeb, Mudangs, Jhakri, Yuta, Noro.
Europe: Noaide, Sami, Astuvansalmi.
North America: Nerrivik, Nuliayuk, Netsilingmiut, Sedna, Hatalii.
Africa: Dogon, Sangoma, Inyanga.
South America: Curanderos, Yaskomoe, Machi, Xon.
Australia: Kadji, Maban.
I love shaman names and I want mine to be Skipping Horse just like my ancestors. I am from North Dakota and I have a very proud Native American background from my my dad being Salish and my mother being Norwegian. I am majoring in the studies of Shamanism and of my biggest interests is names from all around the world. One thing they have in common is that names of Shamans are always linked to their heritage and the names have a symbolic meaning in their own culture. Some good examples of shaman names are Worhty Corey which has to do with the silent drumming that brings about a spiritual journeying to the dream realm. This name holds a powerful meaning to the Nordic tribes of Tacitus. Most shaman of the world exist in South America. The reason so many of them are there now compared to 200 years ago is because they were banished away by Dukes of Earl since the government and the Christian faith started to consider their practice to be a threat coming from “devil tongue speakers.” Good Amazon Shaman names are Mapuche which means to heal and of course this Shaman as also seen a the village doctor.