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Are Hurricanes Furious Spirits Of Africans Lost At Sea During Slave Trade Era?



Posted by: Africa Desk - Elmina, Cape Coast
Posted on: Sunday, September 10th, 2017 - 5:39 am

2017 has quickly claimed a vicious position in hurricane history with four consecutive Hurricanes, Harvey, Irma, Katia and Jose, mimicking an identical trend that has happened before in 2010. With all these devastating hurricanes claiming lives and properties, and happening more frequently, scientists and ordinary folks are scrambling for explanations behind these natural phenomena. Scientists are blaming it on global warming, some religious folks are pointing to biblical prophecies of the signs of the last days, and some people are saying that the legendary curse of African ancestors against the trans Atlantic slave traders, are coming to pass.

History has taught us that the slave trade across the Atlantic Ocean, which began in the 15th Century, is one of the worst human tragedies in the world. In 1650, the intensity of the trade grew with economic and labor demands in the Americas, enslaving more than twelve million souls from Africa before it was all over.




During this period, able-bodied Africans were forcefully removed from their homes, and transported thousands of miles away, across the Atlantic Ocean, never to return again. Several hundreds of thousands of them were lost during this voyage from diseases and death, or from simply being thrown alive into the turbulent sea, as punishment and deterrent from rebelling against the slave masters.

The African ancestors who were too powerless to fight against the slave traders, grieved and died without ever seeing their loved ones who were enslaved again. But before they died, many of them went to the beaches from where the slave ships left with their human cargos, and they placed a curse on the slave traders. The legendary curse promised that the spirit of Africa will never forget her abducted sons and daughters, and will never seize to search for them. These spirits were then tasked to go into the sea and follow the route of the slave traders, to avenge the massive loss that the abduction of the slaves created for many African families.

As a result of this curse, during many moonlit nights, the spirits have been heard thundering across the Atlantic Ocean, especially when they encounter the souls of the sons and daughters who were thrown into the sea, and never survived the voyage. In many instances when these furious spirits meet, they form into massive storms, and these souls come alive as hurricanes that travel the path of the slave ships in search of the other slaves who survived the voyage and were taken to plantations in the Caribbean Islands and the Americas.

This is why according to this legend, hurricanes always form from the coast of Africa in the Atlantic Ocean, rummaging towards the Caribbean Islands and the Americas, and never traveling backwards to Africa. People who know about this legend point out that African spiritualists still pray for, and seek the spirits of the Africans who were lost at sea during the slave trade. This can be evidenced in countries like Nigeria and Ghana, where spiritual churches go for prayers at beaches, facing the sea even up till these days.


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