Vanuatu's Prince Philip worshippers say his spirit lives on

Vanuatu's Prince Philip worshippers say his spirit lives on

2021-04-12 09:29:00 AM

Vanuatu's Prince Philip worshippers say his spirit lives on

The chief of Pacific village that worshipped Prince Philip said it was too early to know whether the British royal's descendants will receive similar deification.

The Prince Philip Movement is believed to have started in the late 1970s following a visit by the Duke of Edinburgh to Vanuatu earlier that decadeAFP | Dan McGarryYAKEL VILLAGE - The chief of a remote Pacific village that worshipped Prince Philip with religious fervour said Monday it was too early to know whether the British royal's descendants will receive similar deification.

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Yakel village on the Vanuatu island of Tanna for decades venerated Philip, who died at Windsor Castle last week at the age of 99.READ: Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II dies aged 99Village chief Albi said it was unclear how the religious movement would change following Philip's death, as his spirit was believed to be adrift and seeking a new home.

While many outsiders assumed Philip's eldest son Charles or grandsons William and Harry would succeed him in having a special place in the villagers' hearts, Albi said nothing was certain."The spirit of Prince Philip has left his body, but it lives on -- it is too soon to say where it will reside," he told AFP.

File: Yakel village chief Albi (C) sits with members of his family, in the remote Pacific village of Vanuatu on April 12, 2021, as they worshipped Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, as a living god.Dan McGarry / AFPDan McGarry / AFPBeneath a British flag flying at half-mast, Albi joined elders Monday at Yaohnanen, another village that worships Philip, for discussions on how to mark the momentous death.

Chiefs spoke in turn during painstaking discussions on what death means for their customary belief system, with a resolution likely to be days away.Albi had words of comfort for Queen Elizabeth II, wishing her joy because even though Philip's body was lost, his spirit lived on.

The Yakel chiefs said they were sending a confidential message to the royal family following Philip's passing.The Prince Philip Movement is believed to have started in the late 1970s following a visit by the Duke of Edinburgh to Vanuatu earlier that decade.

British officials investigating the phenomenon concluded it stemmed from an age-old legend of a returning son who had pale skin.Upon learning that Greek-born Philip was not born in England, France or the United States, they may have decided that Philip must, therefore, be from Tanna.

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READ: Harry but no Meghan at pared-back funeral for Prince PhilipAnthropologists say the movement is a way for villagers on the lush volcanic island to find a spiritual connection to the outside world.In other villages on Tanna, locals are part of the so-called John Frum Movement, a similar cult that stems from the appearance of a pale-skinned stranger in the 1930s.

Adherents to the movement, which encourages the return to traditional customs of dancing and kava-drinking, believe that a hero,"John Frum" will one day return, bringing with him the riches seen in the hands of American GIs during World War II -- including radios and cars.

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Look at them....... Brain washed souls. Just like we were brain washed and taught that ANC gave us freedom. They are former public protectors Is this fucking news Aiiiii aiii stop dis tweet Based. For a country as diverse in culture and the want for us to all appreciate each others differences. You all are very quick to knock another countries different culture. But hey if you not playing the racist card as a South African, can you really call yourself a South African?

Worship what? I’m confused 🤷🏿‍♂️.... it’s hard to be dark skinned person..... This has to be one of the most successful brainwashing campaigns accomplished by the Prince, imagine if SA’s worshiped the Queen. What nonsense They worshipped that walking corpse?

👀 Some many worship the Prince Philip but the Biafrans will wish that something like him and British government and Royal family will never know Biafra again Haha I guess these guys got the VVIP Colonialism and Oppression package where you worship the hierarchy Like for real they look so forced ti even do that🤷🏽‍♂️

Pliz look tht pic?those pple are miles away from civilization let alone normality therefore the is nothing sane abt their prince charles belief Still better than Christianity 😩😩😩 ngoku belambileyo bakhonza mlungu ncinci Hehehehe sarahkimani This is sad. Badakiwe labo rubbish, may he rot in hell

SA was given back to Britain for political freedom, same difference Mxm 😂😂 As I wait for you to do a report on this 🚶 I doubt if they know what this is all about. Greetings my fellow twitter friends 😁 Want to start a business? Don't Start Nje! Start On a High Level Of Branding!💯 -Logo: R450.00 -Flyer: R170 -Business Card: R200 Whatsapp: 067 013 2197

Imagine a day without abelungu 😭😭😭😭😭🔥🔥🔥 Dumbasses 🤣 Yini ngatsi ninemanga.. Wtf 😭😭😭😭

Always the Case with the People of Papua New Guinea 🇵🇬, They also worship another White Idol known by the Name John Frum It's the same way we blacks were given a picture of a white man and we were told that he is Jesus Christ. Bull**it Madness 🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️ Yenzeka kanjani lento , how is it possible 🚯

No they don't even know who that is, they were given something in return for that display. But who gave them that mitherfeeucking picture? So their god is died...these people need cancelling realy ...somebody to show them real God who don't die...who loves ;give and care Colonisation really did a number💔💔💔💔

Masepa hela ha.😡

This is crazy 🙆🏽‍♂️ Ori_Debig_Beats Bangade bamWorshiphe ntombi 🤣🤣 This is nonsense Clowns 🤡 🤡 Africans will leave their religion and follow someone else. we are the worse creation!!! The white photographer took this picture made millions of this picture while those people remain in abrupt poverty.Very sad,Prince Philip yamasimba

Fake news!! They don't know him. What's wrong with us No difference with Christianity

Masepa fela, I bet the photographer was pink... This is how we lost the land... This is too far from truth. Where these family get money to buy a simple picture instead buy themselves food and clothes. Media is cruel Interesting 😬 It isn't different black ancestral worship 😴 🤦🏾‍♀️ 🤬🤬🤬 Enca l dnt like this one bit

This is wrong cause they were forced to worship this evil phillip. 🙄😕☹️

Prophet Bushiri is worshipped by millions in SA and Malawi. Late Emperor Haile Selassie is worshipped as God by Rastafarians. So if Prince Philip is worshipped what is the difference? I doubt these people will worship a white man after the atrocities that were done upon them by the white men. Probably the photographer tricked them into posing with this framed picture when this picture was taken

How is this different from African Christians? This racist channel is pushing the agenda nhe. Your prince was a RACIST finish and klaar trying to make him some sort of god is to admit that you embrace the white supremacy no matter what. Mampara channel Unathi_Kwaza The comments here are so typically South African. HATE HATE HATE. It is their country and they can idolize who they want. I wonder how many of these commentators are Christians, idolizing a white Jesus? No need to export your hate.

Wow this crazy, You surely are losing it. Equally so, report to the world how racist your prince was. Media is now trying to make this guy a god