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Buganda was the most prominent of the four traditional Bantu kingdoms of Uganda which ceased to exist when the country was declared a Republic in 1967 The Kabakaship kingship the central institution of Buganda was saturated with rituals and mythic images Based on fieldwork and using extensive Luganda language source material this book describes and interprets the myths rituals shrines and sacred regalia of the kingship within the changing contexts of the precolonial colonial and post independence eras Interpreting the Kabakaship as the symbolic center of the precolonial kingdom this book examines James G Frazer's theory of divine kingship Buganda's creation myth traditions about the origins of the kingship regicide royal ancestor shrines and theories about the connection between Buganda and Ancient EgyptBuganda was the most prominent of the four traditional Bantu kingdoms of Uganda which ceased to exist when the country was declared a Republic in 1967 The Kabakaship kingship the central institution of Buganda was saturated with rituals and mythic images Based on fieldwork and using extensive Luganda language source material this book describes and interprets the myths rituals shrines and sacred regalia of the kingship within the changing contexts of the precolonial colonial and post independence eras Interpreting the Kabakaship as the symbolic center of the precolonial kingdom this book examines James G Frazer's theory of divine kingship Buganda's creation myth traditions about the origins of the kingship regicide royal ancestor shrines and theories about the connection between Buganda and Ancient EgyptBuganda was the most prominent of the four traditional Bantu kingdoms of Uganda which ceased to exist when the country was declared a Republic in 1967 The Kabakaship kingship the central institution of Buganda was saturated with rituals and mythic images Based on fieldwork and using extensive Luganda language source material this book describes and interprets the myths rituals shrines and sacred regalia of the kingship within the changing contexts of the precolonial colonial and post independence eras Interpreting the Kabakaship as the symbolic center of the precolonial kingdom this book examines James G Frazer's theory of divine kingship Buganda's creation myth traditions about the origins of the kingship regicide royal ancestor shrines and theories about the connection between Buganda and Ancient Egypt