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Welcome to the tribe of



You are a Cikinume! Like Nanyilẹ’s Orb Protectors, you are deeply introspective and philosophical. You seek to understand the complexities of life and are often seen as a person with great insight. Because of this, you offer guidance to those around you.

You value wisdom and make sure to give enough thought before making a decision. Because you are introspective, you are very self-aware and remain steadfast in what you believe. You value isolation, as this is where you are able to seek and gain meaning. You also value your spirituality, giving importance to prayer or meditation, and your spirituality is what guides you in your decisions. Just as the Cikinumes act as intermediaries, you help people bridge the gap between complexity and clarity in their own lives. You might say a prayer for them, or give them advice, but in all, you are helping to lead them along the path that is right for them.

Be sure to remain open to situations where you may be wrong and where you can learn from those around you!

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You've just discovered your tribe – CIKINUME
But what does it mean to be a CIKINUME? 

​CIKINUME, also known as ‘The Protectors’, is one of the seven tribes in our mythological fantasy series titled ‘The Ones Before’. The tribe that dwells under the earth, Cikinume, functions as the bridge between the gods and man. Their lifestyle of isolation allows them to retain their closeness with the gods, granting them longevity of life. The Orb, Nanyilẹ’s center of life, resides in Cikinume. They are devoted to all Elusas but submit themselves completely to Great Mother, Iyauwanne. Cikinumes adhere strictly to the desires of Great Mother and do not value the physical all that much. It is their duty to protect the Orb, the source of Nanyilẹ’s supernatural gifts, and they also see it as their duty to guide all of Nanyilẹ towards the will of Great Mother. Every generation, an ordained Dibia leaves Cikinume to serve as an oracle to the people of Nanyilẹ, a task that is increasingly difficult with each generation as the greed of the people grows. 

Beyond the quiz, ‘The Ones Before’ is an epic series that transports you into the realm of Nanyilẹ, a fantasy world inspired by pre-colonial Nigerian political drama, cultural superstition and rich mythology. 

We have seen the value in having people support us on our journey to get this series out to the world. So by taking this personality quiz, you’ve not only uncovered your unique personality traits but also joined a growing family of like-minded individuals who share a passion for our project. Your support is invaluable to us as we work on this book series with the long term goal of getting a TV series made.

Our goal is to create a community where you can immerse yourself in our fictional world on a personal level. As our project continues to expand, you'll have the opportunity to engage with the captivating stories, characters, and adventures that define our universe.

Thank you for being a part of our journey and welcome to the The Ones Before family! Your participation brings us one step closer to building a strong community, each proudly identified by their fictional tribe. Keep an eye out for updates about our progress and other exciting news as we go on this journey together.

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