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List of Gods : "Africa"
NameOriginDescription
Abiala Africa Wife of Makambi; African deities. She holds a pistol in her hand, and is greatly feared. Her aid is implored in sickness.
Abonsam Africa / Ghana Malevolent spirit driven away by firing guns and shouting loudly, emptying houses of furniture and beating the interiors with sticks. Gold Coast
Adroa Africa A god of the Lugbara people of central Africa. Adroa has two aspects: one good and one evil. He is the creator of Heaven and Earth, and he appears to those about to die. Adroa is depicted as a tall, white man with only half a body – one eye, one arm, one leg, one ear. Africa
Age Africa God of animals. Revered by hunters in the savannah regions. Benin, West Africa
Age Fon Benin/ W Africa Revered by hunters he is the god of animals
Agwe Benin/ Africa She is the mother of the sea
Aja African  Aja is an Orisha, patron of the forest, the animals within it and herbal healers, whom she taught their art.
Ajalamo Africa God of unborn children. Nigeria, West Africa
Ajalamo Yoruba Africa God of fetuses. west Africa()/Nigeria
Aje Africa Goddess of wealth who appears as a fowl scratching the earth and was sent down with Oduduwa, the earth goddess.
Akuj Africa Chief deity associated with the sky. Turkana Africa
Akuj Akuj Africa The chief deity
Ala aka Ale Africa Ana, Ani, Chthonic fertility goddess who is also goddess of the underworld linked with a cult of the dead, which rest in her womb . Ibo Eastern Nigeria, West Africa
Alatangana Africa With Sa, one of two creator deities he created land from swamp and placed vegetation on earth. He then eloped with the Sa's daughter and fathered seven boys and seven girls. Kono - Eastern Guinea, West Africa
Alatangana Kono Africa One of the two creator deities, this god created land from swamp Africa(west)/Guinea
Amma Africa Creator god. He first created the sun from a clay pot and coils of copper and the moon using a clay pot and brass. Black people were created from sunlight and white from moonlight. He then proceeded to circumsise the earth goddess, whose clitoris was an anthill and their first offspring was a jackal. She then got pregnant by rain and produced plants. He then became the father of mankind. Dogon Mali, West Africa
Ammon Africa Originally an Aethiopian or Libyan divinity, whose worship subsequently spread all over Egypt, parts of Africa, and many parts of Greece. The real Egyptian name was Amun or Ammun.
Among the Yoruba Africa / Nigeria Aja also refer to a "wild wind". It's believed that if someone is carried away by aja, and then returns,he becomes a powerful "jujuman". The journey supposedly will have a duration of between seven days to three months, and the person so carried is thought to have gone to the land of the dead or heaven (0run).
Ananse Ashanti Africa The creator of the sun, stars, day, moon & night who often intercedes between gods & mortals
Andriam Vabi Rano Africa A goddess of water & lakes
Ani Africa A goddess of justice
Ani-lbo Africa Goddess of Birth, Death, Happiness and Love Africa
Annalia Africa Goddess of rivers, also the goddess of prostitutes. Africa
Antiewo West Africa The Great Serpent who comes out after the rain. The rainbow is his reflection. West Africa
Aondo Africa Creator god who lives in the sky and sends the sun each morning. Central Nigeria, West Africa
Arabati Africa Creator god worshipped by a pigmy tribe living along the banks of the river Ituri. Congo, West Africa
Asase Yaa / Asase Efua Africa Chthonic fertility goddess. As the womb of the earth, she represents and is also goddess of truth. Ghana, West Africa
Ashiakle Africa Goddess of wealth. The daughter of Nai, god of the sea, she was born in the ocean and came to land in a canoe. Ghana, West Africa
Atai Africa Goddess who encouraged the creation of humans, choosing earth for us to inhabit. Africa
Aylekete Africa God of the sea and a member of the Vodun gods Fon
Azele Yaba Africa Goddess of justice. Wife of Nyamele, a sky god Africa
Aziri Africa A deity of salty waters, candies and confectionary. Africa
Bagba Africa Fetish with the power of giving or withholding rain is ascribed to him, and he is lord of the winds, including the Harmattan, the dry, hot wind which blows from the interior. Africa
Bele/ Tule/ Azapane/ Mba Sudan/ Africa A god of fear, mischief & trickery who gave fire & water to mankind
Bossum African One of the two chief deities of the Gold Coast, the other being Demonio. Bossum, the principle of good, is said to be white; and Demonio, the principle of evil, black. African
Buku Africa God/goddess of the sky Africa(west)
Bumba Bantu/ Africa A god of fire
Bumba Bantu Africa God of fire. Africa
Cagn Mantis Africa According to the Hottentots and the Bushman the supreme deity and creator of the world whose loves are ‘pleasing’ and it is especially attached to the moon, having made it out of one of its old shoes. Africa
Cagn Mantis/ Kalahari Africa The creator
Chango Africa A warrior god that Defense morals against enemies that want the land, wealth & women
Coti Africa Goddess of the oceans, of sea-life and of deep mysteries. Africa
Dii Mauri Africa The God of Moors. Immortal, they act as redeemers, and benevolent indigenous deities. North Africa
Dii Mauri Moor N Africa They were redeemers, immortals, & exalted deities that were almost never named
Domfe Kurumba Africa God of rain and wind Africa
Dwyn Kazoba Baziba Africa He is in the god of the sun and as well as the moon
Dziva Africa Goddess of justice. Africa
Edinkira Africa Tree goddess Africa
Egungun oya Africa Another form of the Yoruba goddess of divination
Eji Ogbe Africa God who is king of the pantheon Africa(west)/Nigeria/Yoruba
Eka Abassi Africa Creator of life Africa
Ekineba Africa Goddess of teaching Africa
Enekpe Africa Goddess of the family and guardian of destiny Africa
Eschu Africa/Yoruba The god of mischief, is the son of Lusa and Mahu. He supported Legba in giving power of the loa to a mortal as a force of good against the evil unleashed by their brother Sagbata. Africa/Yoruba
Eschu/ Legba Yoruba/ Africa These deities are messengers between gods & mortals, not very nice either
Eseasar Africa Goddess of the earth. Africa
Fa Africa The god with 16 eyes who brought learning to the people. Africa
Faro Africa Purified the earth by sacrificing himself to atone for his twin Pemba's sin. Mande. Weat Africa
Faro Bambara W Africa A river god that brought order to the world when it was created
Gamab Africa Supreme god and creator of the world who lives beyond the stars Africa
Gamab/ Ganna/ Gawa/ Gaunab Damaras Africa The supreme god & creator of the world who lives beyond the stars
Gaunab Africa The Evil One. Responsible for all misfortune, disease and death. South Africa
Gaunab Kohl Hottentot/ Namibia/ S Africa A malevolent God of darkness as well as the god of of of the black heaven
Gaunau Africa The supreme being of the Bushmen. South Africa
Gaunub Africa A god of evil, the destroyer, who was associated with solar and lunar eclipses. The Khoi-Khoi, South Africa
Gor Africa God of thunder Africa
Gua West Africa Supreme god who created the universe and takes a special interest in agriculture, blacksmiths and thunder. West Africa
Habiesso Africa A god of thunder
Heitsi Africa Shape-shifting sorcerer God. Hottentots. Africa
Heitsi-Eibib Namaqua A flood hero deity who "came from the east," landing in the west of Cape South Africa, a very long time ago, with fellow survivors from a sunken kingdom. Namaqua
Huvi Bushmen/ Africa The supreme god
Huvi Bushmen Africa Supreme god Africa
Huvi Ovimbundu Africa God of hunting Africa(west)
Ifru Roman/ N Africa A god known from an inscription at Crita
Ifru Roman Africa God known from an inscription at Crita Africa
Imana Banyarwanda Africa Chief god Africa(east)
Imo Africa Goddess of justice Africa
Inkanyamba Africa A legendary serpent living in a waterfall lake area in the northern forests near Cape Town, South Africa
Inkosazana Africa Who came out on the same day that men came out of the earth. She is not commonly seen. We hear it said the primitive men knew her. No one existing at the present time ever saw her. She is said to be a very little animal, as large as a polecat, and is marked with little white and black stripes; on one side there grows a bed of reeds, a forest, and grass;97 the other side is that of a man. Such is her form. South Africa
Inkosikasi Africa A Chicken hypnotist and a beneficent sky goddess. The Zulu, South Africa
Inna Africa Goddess of justice. Africa
Isamba Africa Goddess of the moon Africa
Ises Africa Goddess of bow and arrow Africa
Jokinam Lake Albert/ E Africa A lake god
Jokinam Lake Albert Africa Lake god Africa
Juck Shilluck Africa This is the creator of the world
Juok Africa / Egypt Juok of the Shilluks. Juok molded all men of earth while he wandered the earth creating the rest of the world. White men were created from white sand which Juok found in the land of the white. Red or brown men were created out of the mud of the Nile in Egypt. Black men were created from black earth found in the land of the Shilluck. According to this creation story, man was given all necessary parts to function. Each part had a reason for being. For example, Juok gave man arms in order for man to work. Africa
Kaang Africa Supreme god Africa
Kaang/ Khu/ Kho/ Thora Bushmen/ Africa The supreme god
Kahdir Africa Vegetation god of the got his immortality by drinking from the well of life Africa
Kahdir/ Al Kahdir N Africa A vegetation god of the got his immortality by drinking from the well of life
Kalahari aka Cagn Mantis Africa a creator god of the people of the Kalahari in Africa and in particular Botswana. He is credited with having made all things (he made the moon from an old shoe), and is the god of natural phenomena. Omnipresent, he manifests himself in everything in the world, but especially in the mantis and caterpillar, which seem to be his favored animals. He has one wife, Coti, and, with her, two sons, Cogaz and Gewi. At one time, he lived on earth but he later moved his dwelling to the top of the sky.
Kalunga Ndonga Africa Creator of all things Africa(south)
Khonuum Pygmies/ Africa The chief god
Khonuum Pygmies Africa Chief god Africa
Kombu Bantu/ Africa This is the god of creation
Kombu Bantu Africa God of creation Africa
Koolukoolwani Africa "It is agreed among the Zoolus, that their forefathers believed in the existence of an overruling spirit, whom they called Villenangi [Umvelinqangi] (literally the First Appearer), and who soon after created another heavenly being of great power, called Koolukoolwani, [Unkulunkulwana,] who once visited this earth, in order to publish the news (as they express it), as also to separate the sexes and colours among mankind. Duling the period he was below, two messages were sent to him from Villenangi, the first conveyed by a cameleon, announcing that men were not to die; the second, by a lizard, with a contrary decision. The lizard, having outrun the slow-paced cameleon, arrived first, and delivered his message before the latter made his apperance." Amazulu, South Africa
Lamies Africa African spectres, having the head of a woman and tail of a serpent.
Lesa Africa Creator god Africa(south)
Lesa SE Africa A creator god
Lisa Fon Africa God of the sun Africa
Lisa Fon/ Dahomey Africa A sun god
Loa Africa Spirit beings who were imported by Africa slaves Haiti/Puerto Rico
Loba Duala Africa God of the sun Africa/Cameroon
Luamerava Africa Goddess of sexual desire. Africa
Ma Africa The Goddess of Creation, and mother of Mbali-yamswira. South Africa
Ma Kiela Africa The personification of boiling and dyeing fabrics. Southern Africa
Mahalbiya Hausa Africa Goddess of healing, fevers, ulcers Africa
Mahu Fon Africa She is the supreme goddess of the earth as well as a goddess of the moon & fertility
Mami Wata Africa A pantheon of ancient water spirits or deities of the African diaspora.
Mantchu Muchangu Africa Strange but by teaching humans how to make clothes & covering their bodies he ended up being the god of dressmakers
Minga Bengale Shongon Africa God of hunters, also taught humans how to make nets Africa
Modjaji Africa The rain queen in South Africa’s Limpopo Province
Moloch Africa Molek, either the name of a god or the name of a particular kind of sacrifice associated historically with Phoenician and related cultures in north Africa and the Levant.
Mugasa/ Mugu Pygmy(C Africa) A sky god whose story is close to that of the God of Abraham Genesis one
Mugasha Africa God of water. Baziba, Africa
Mugasha Baziba Africa He is the god of water
Mujaji Africa The rain queens who send drought to their enemies but cause rain to fall on their people. South Africa
Mujaji/ Modjajji Lovedu Africa A goddess of rain immortalized in the book, She by Rider Haggard
Mulungu Africa A creator God of the Nyamwezi people of Tanzania in eastern Africa. Despite being the creator and protector of the world, he is distant and has little contact with anyone. It is said that he once lived on Earth, but when someone set fire to the landscape he asked a spider to spin him a web to climb up into the sky, where he lives today. He is revered now as a sky god, with thunder as his voice.
Mungu Africa The name of the Creator in the Swahili language. Africa
Muso Africa(west) Is the dark moon preceding the shinning new moon sliver in the night sky. Africa(west)
Muso Koroni Bambarra W Africa A chthonic fertility goddess of disorder
Mw-ene Africa Designates God-meaning the Master, the Chief. The Sagala, East Africa
Na Ngutu West Africa Guardian deity of warriors slain in battle. west Africa
Nakiwulo Africa Goddess of justice Africa
Nana Buluku Fon Africa Supreme god Africa
Ndjambi Africa A supreme being whom they call by two names: Ndjambi Karunga. He lives in Heaven and is omnipresent. Hereo, West Africa
Ndjambi Hereo SW Africa A sky god who is name is generally forbidden to be spoken
Ngai Africa The name of the High God. Kikuyu, East Africa
NgaiKikuyu/ Masai E Africa The creator god
Nguruhi Africa The all-powerful but remote supreme being and creator who controls the elements and human destiny, but leaves daily occurrences to the influence of the ancestor spirits. The Wahehe, East Africa
Njirana Africa A god, father of Julana, who was alive during the Dreamtime.
Nommo Dogon Africa Primordial spirits who are associated of rain and fertility Africa(west)
Nunda Africa Swallowing Monster and the eater of people. Kiniramba, Africa.
Nyambe Africa One of Nyambe's creations was Kamunu, the first human being. Nyambe gave Kamunu the task of naming all the other creations and told the human being that all the animals were his siblings. As such he should look after them. Lozi, South West Africa
Nyambi Africa In the beginning Nyambi made all things. He made animals, birds. At that time he lived on earth with his wife, Nasilele. Africa
Nyamwezi Africa Goddess of justice Africa
Nyesoa Africa The creator god of the French Ivory Coast. Africa
Nzambe Africa the ancient god of the Kota, Sangho
Nzambi Africa Goddess of justice, the earth and of death. Africa
Oba Africa Goddess of the river Oba. Africa
Obambou Africa The devil of the Camma tribes of Africa. It is exorcised by noise like bees in flight.
Obiism Egyptian Serpent-worship. From Egyptian Ob (the sacred serpent). The African sorceress is still called Obi. The Greek ophis is of the same family. Moses forbade the Israelites to inquire of Ob, which we translate wizard.
Oboto Africa Goddess of placid serenity. Africa
Obumo Africa The thunderer, the principal god and great First Cause. Nigeria, Africa
Ogun Nago/ Edo/ Yoruba/ W Africa A god of iron, hunting & war
Olokun Africa The patron orisa of the descendants of Africans that were carried away during the Maafa, the Transatlantic Slave Trade or Middle Passage. Olokun works closely with Oya, Deity of Sudden Change, and Egungun, Collective Ancestral Spirits, to herald the way for those that pass to ancestorship, as it plays a critical role in Death (Iku), Life and the transition of human beings and spirits between these two existences.
Osanyin Africa God of medicine and herbs. Africa
Oya West Africa Oya made the first element from which the universe exists. She is one of the three river goddesses and personificates the river Niger. West Africa
Pemba Africa God Africa(west)
Pillars of Hercules Spain The opposite rocks at the entrance of the Mediterranean Sea, one in Spain and the other on the African continent. The tale is that they were bound together till Hercules tore them asunder in order to get to Gades (Cadiz). The ancients called them Calpe and Abyla; we call them Gibraltar Rock and Mount Hacho, on which stands the fortress of Ceuta.
Qamata Africa Creator god of the Xhosa people. South Africa
Ryangombe Africa Tutelary god and ancestral deity. Rwanda, Africa
Sore-Gus Hottentot/ S Africa The sun/ sky god
Sore-Gus Hottentot Africa God of the sun/sky Africa(south)
Soului Hua/ W Africa A benevolent vegetation god also in charge of medicine & music
Soului Hua Africa Benevolent vegetation god also in charge of medicine and music Africa(west)
Spiniesis Africa agriculture - This poor minor god is charged with responsibility of uprooting thorn bushes
Suku Africa The supreme creator. Ovimbundu, Africa
Suku Ovimbundu Cent Africa The creator god sky at, the rivers, people, & mountains
Teliko Bambara Africa God of hot winds Africa(west)
Tenga Africa Goddess of justice Africa
Umbanda Afro-Brazilian Afro-Brazilian religion that blends African traditions with Roman Catholicism,
Umlimo Africa The creator deity of the Amantebele (Zulu). South Africa
Umlungu Africa The invisible supreme being of the Lake Nyasi region. East Africa
Umvelatanqi Africa Ukqamata. The supreme being of the Amakxosa. South Africa
Umvelinkwangi/ Umvelinqangi Zulu/ S Africa The sky god
Untombinde Africa "Tall-Maiden". A beautiful maiden who became the goddess of the sea. Africa
Unvelingange Africa The uncreated creator god, father of mankind. The Kaffir, South Africa
Uthlanga Africa The supreme father and creator god; the source of all beings. The Zulu, South Africa
Villenangi Africa The 'First Appearer'. The supreme spirit, and ancestor god. The Zulu, South Africa
Waaq Africa The supreme and universal deity who the universe with opposing but complementary and interdependent forces such as night and day, young and old, in fine balance. Oromo. East Africa
Wagadu Africa Mother of the Fulbe nation and the personification of physical prowess and hunting. Africa
Wele Africa Supreme god of the Kavirondo, Africa
Were Africa Supreme Creator God. North West Africa
Woyengi Africa Creator Goddess who shaped humans from clay dolls. Africa
Wulbari Africa The Creator god who made heaven to close to earth and was uses as a towel and sniffed by dogs. Africa
Wuni Africa Supreme god of the Dagamba, Ghana. Africa
Xamaba Africa The supreme being of the Heikum of South Africa. Creator of all things, including mankind, he is a benevolent figure who is invoked for help when ill and when traveling. and is said to provide the rain. South Africa.
Yumboes African Fairies of African mythology, about two feet high, of a white colour, and dressed like the people of Jaloff. Their favourite haunt is the range of hills called The Paps.