Deities Of Africa

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Jeebo
Jengu - (Sawa) deity of water spirits (also, the name for the water spirits themselves)
Mami Wata - Goddess of Beauty (one of the water spirits); Accompanied by a snake and wealth.
Waaq - (Ororomo) Single supreme and universal deity (creator of day and night)
Amlak (Ethiopian)
Jah - A name for God (Rastafari)
Ngai - Supreme god, lives on the holy mountain Kirinyaga (Mount Kenya). (Maasai)
Mwari - (Shona people of Zimbabwe)
Nyadenga - (Shona people of Zimbabwe)
Musikavanhu - "The Creator" (Shona people of Zimbabwe)

Akan
Brekyirihunuade , "he who knows and sees everything."
Kwaku Ananse , a trickster god.

Ashanti
Anansi - Depicted in numerous forms: a spider, a human or combinations thereof. Known as a trickster.
Asase Ya - Earth goddess of fertility
Bia - Personification of violence
Nyame - Means "God" in the ashanti language.

Dahomey
Agé
Ayaba
Da
Gbadu
Gleti
Gu
Lisa
Loko
Mawu
Nana Buluku
Sakpata
Sogbo
Xevioso
Zinsi
Zinsu

Efik
Abassi
Atai

Igbo
Aha Njoku
Ala
Amadioha

Khoikhoi
[Gamab
Heitsi-eibib
Tsui'goab

Lugbara
Adroa
Adroanzi

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Mantis
Prishiboro

Lotuko
Ajok

Pygmy
Arebati
Khonvoum
Tore

Tumbuka
Chiuta

Yoruba
Babalu Aye - deity of disease and illness.
Eshu - messenger between human and divine, god of crossroads
Nana - female deity of creation, sky mother, associated with the moon.
Obatala - father of orishas and humankind
Ogoun - deity of iron, war, labour, and technology
Olorun - creator of the universe, sky father
Orunmila - deity of wisdom, divination and foresight
Oshun - goddess of rivers, love, fertility, and art
Oxossi - hunter and the scout of the orishas
Oya - warrior goddess of wind, hurricanes, and underworld gates
Shango - warrior god of thunder, fire, sky father
Iemanja - divine mother goddess, divine goddess of the sea and Mother of mankind
Ozain - He owns the Omiero, a holy liquid consisting of many herbs, liquid through which all Saints and ceremonies have to go through. Ozain owns the herbs, is a natural healer.
Agayu - Father of Shango he is also said to be shango's brother in other stories, Agayu is said to be the orisha of volcanoes and the desert.
Osun - ruler of the head, Ori

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