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Everyone has a Personal God

The Karo, like their cousin neighbors the Hamar, believe that everyone has as a personal god who watches over them.

The elders explained that even though we cannot see the personal gods, they hover just over the person's shoulder.  "The god makes sure the person is safe," says Paro, one of the elders. "For example, if the person goes into the bush, the god will watch so that no snake bites the person."

"But one time," continues Paro, "I was stepping over a log and fell. My personal god must have been looking the other way."

Karo Tribe,  Omo River,  Ethiopia, Africa.