National Geographic : 1912 Jan
NOTES ON THE EKOI EGBO HOUSE AND JUJU TREES (SEE PAGES 34 AND 37) Photos by P. A. Talbot, from the Geographical Journal of London AN EKOI HUNTING JUJU This is the great "hunting Juju" of the Ekoi. and has never before appeared to a Euro pean. The "image" was supposed to be deaf to human voices, and to hear only those of the bush beasts, save when awakened by the call of the trumpet. It is the Juju that is supposed to have the power of "smelling out" all others, and carries an axe in its jaws as a sign of its special fierceness. Powerful as it is, however, it was not proof against the very human weakness of wishing to have its photograph taken, and appeared, on this inducement, among its less exclusive brothers.