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God Name and Meaning

List of Gods  : "Africa"

NameOriginDescription
Deities name "Abiala" Africa Wife of Makambi; African Deities. She holds a pistol in her hand, and is greatly feared. Her aid is implored in sickness.
Spirit name "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
God name "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
God name "Age" Africa God of animals. Revered by hunters in the savannah regions. Benin, West Africa
God name "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.
God name "Ajalamo" Africa God of unborn children. Nigeria, West Africa
God name "Ajalamo Yoruba" Africa God of fetuses. west Africa()/Nigeria
Goddess name "Aje" Africa Goddess of wealth who appears as a fowl scratching the earth and was sent down with Oduduwa, the earth Goddess.
Deity name "Akuj" Africa Chief Deity(god) associated with the sky. Turkana Africa
Deity name "Akuj Akuj" Africa The chief Deity(god)
Goddess name "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
Deities name "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
Deities name "Alatangana Kono" Africa One of the two creator Deities, this god created land from swamp Africa(west)/Guinea
Goddess name "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).
God name "Ananse Ashanti" Africa The creator of the sun, stars, day, moon & night who often intercedes between Gods & mortals
Goddess name "Andriam Vabi Rano" Africa A Goddess of water & lakes
Goddess name "Ani" Africa A Goddess of justice
Goddess name "Ani-lbo" Africa Goddess of Birth, Death, Happiness and Love Africa
Goddess name "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
God name "Aondo" Africa Creator God who lives in the sky and sends the sun each morning. Central Nigeria, West Africa
God name "Arabati" Africa Creator God worshipped by a pigmy tribe living along the banks of the river Ituri. Congo, West Africa
Goddess name "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
Goddess name "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
Goddess name "Atai" Africa Goddess who encouraged the creation of humans, choosing earth for us to inhabit. Africa
God name "Aylekete" Africa God of the sea and a member of the Vodun Gods Fon
Goddess name "Azele Yaba" Africa Goddess of justice. Wife of Nyamele, a sky god Africa
Deity name "Aziri" Africa A Deity(god) 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
God name "Bele/ Tule/ Azapane/ Mba" Sudan/ Africa A God of fear, mischief & trickery who gave fire & water to mankind
Demon name "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
Goddess name "Buku" Africa God/Goddess of the sky Africa(west)
God name "Bumba" Bantu/ Africa A God of fire
God name "Bumba Bantu" Africa God of fire. Africa
Deity name "Cagn Mantis" Africa According to the Hottentots and the Bushman the supreme Deity(god) 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
God name "Chango" Africa A warrior God that Defense morals against enemies that want the land, wealth & women
Goddess name "Coti" Africa Goddess of the oceans, of sea-life and of deep mysteries. Africa
Deities name "Dii Mauri" Africa The God of Moors. Immortal, they act as redeemers, and benevolent indigenous Deities. North Africa
Deities name "Dii Mauri Moor" N Africa They were redeemers, immortals, & exalted Deities that were almost never named
God name "Domfe Kurumba" Africa God of rain and wind Africa
God name "Dwyn Kazoba Baziba" Africa He is in the God of the sun and as well as the moon
Goddess name "Dziva" Africa Goddess of justice. Africa
Goddess name "Edinkira" Africa Tree Goddess Africa
Goddess name "Egungun oya" Africa Another form of the Yoruba Goddess of divination
God name "Eji Ogbe" Africa God who is king of the pantheon Africa(west)/Nigeria/Yoruba
"Eka Abassi" Africa Creator of life Africa
Goddess name "Ekineba" Africa Goddess of teaching Africa
Goddess name "Enekpe" Africa Goddess of the family and guardian of destiny Africa
God name "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
Deities name "Eschu/ Legba" Yoruba/ Africa These Deities are messengers between gods & mortals, not very nice either
Goddess name "Eseasar" Africa Goddess of the earth. Africa
God name "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
God name "Faro Bambara" W Africa A river God that brought order to the world when it was created
Supreme god name "Gamab" Africa Supreme god and creator of the world who lives beyond the stars Africa
Supreme god name "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
God name "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
God name "Gaunub" Africa A God of evil, the destroyer, who was associated with solar and lunar eclipses. The Khoi-Khoi, South Africa
God name "Gor" Africa God of thunder Africa
Supreme god name "Gua" West Africa Supreme god who created the universe and takes a special interest in agriculture, blacksmiths and thunder. West Africa
God name "Habiesso" Africa A God of thunder
God name "Heitsi" Africa Shape-shifting sorcerer God. Hottentots. Africa
King name "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
Supreme god name "Huvi" Bushmen/ Africa The Supreme God
Supreme god name "Huvi Bushmen" Africa Supreme god Africa
God name "Huvi Ovimbundu" Africa God of hunting Africa(west)
God name "Ifru" Roman/ N Africa A God known from an inscription at Crita
God name "Ifru Roman" Africa God known from an inscription at Crita Africa
God name "Imana Banyarwanda" Africa Chief God Africa(east)
Goddess name "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
Goddess name "Inkosikasi" Africa A Chicken hypnotist and a beneficent sky Goddess. The Zulu, South Africa
Goddess name "Inna" Africa Goddess of justice. Africa
Goddess name "Isamba" Africa Goddess of the moon Africa
Goddess name "Ises" Africa Goddess of bow and arrow Africa
God name "Jokinam" Lake Albert/ E Africa A lake God
God name "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
Supreme god name "Kaang" Africa Supreme god Africa
Supreme god name "Kaang/ Khu/ Kho/ Thora" Bushmen/ Africa The Supreme God
God name "Kahdir" Africa Vegetation God of the got his immortality by drinking from the well of life Africa
God name "Kahdir/ Al Kahdir" N Africa A vegetation God of the got his immortality by drinking from the well of life
God name "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)
God name "Khonuum" Pygmies/ Africa The chief God
God name "Khonuum Pygmies" Africa Chief God Africa
God name "Kombu" Bantu/ Africa This is the God of creation
God name "Kombu Bantu" Africa God of creation Africa
Spirit name "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.
God name "Lesa" Africa Creator God Africa(south)
God name "Lesa SE" Africa A creator God
God name "Lisa Fon" Africa God of the sun Africa
God name "Lisa Fon/ Dahomey" Africa A sun God
Spirit name "Loa" Africa Spirit beings who were imported by Africa slaves Haiti/Puerto Rico
God name "Loba Duala" Africa God of the sun Africa/Cameroon
Goddess name "Luamerava" Africa Goddess of sexual desire. Africa
Goddess name "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
Goddess name "Mahalbiya Hausa" Africa Goddess of healing, fevers, ulcers Africa
Supreme god name "Mahu Fon" Africa She is the Supreme Goddess of the earth as well as a goddess of the moon & fertility
Deities name "Mami Wata" Africa A pantheon of ancient water spirits or Deities of the African diaspora.
God name "Mantchu Muchangu" Africa Strange but by teaching humans how to make clothes & covering their bodies he ended up being the God of dressmakers
God name "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
God name "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.
God name "Mugasa/ Mugu" Pygmy(C Africa) A sky God whose story is close to that of the God of Abraham Genesis one
God name "Mugasha" Africa God of water. Baziba, Africa
God name "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
Goddess name "Mujaji/ Modjajji Lovedu" Africa A Goddess of rain immortalized in the book, She by Rider Haggard
God name "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)
Goddess name "Muso Koroni Bambarra" W Africa A chthonic fertility Goddess of disorder
God name "Mw-ene" Africa Designates God-meaning the Master, the Chief. The Sagala, East Africa
Deity name "Na Ngutu" West Africa Guardian Deity(god) of warriors slain in battle. west Africa
Goddess name "Nakiwulo" Africa Goddess of justice Africa
Supreme god name "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
God name "Ndjambi Hereo" SW Africa A sky God who is name is generally forbidden to be spoken
God name "Ngai" Africa The name of the High God. Kikuyu, East Africa
God name "NgaiKikuyu/ Masai" E Africa The creator God
Spirit name "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
God name "Njirana" Africa A God, father of Julana, who was alive during the Dreamtime.
Spirit name "Nommo Dogon" Africa Primordial Spirits who are associated of rain and fertility Africa(west)
Monster name "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
Goddess name "Nyamwezi" Africa Goddess of justice Africa
God name "Nyesoa" Africa The creator God of the French Ivory Coast. Africa
God name "Nzambe" Africa the ancient God of the Kota, Sangho
Goddess name "Nzambi" Africa Goddess of justice, the earth and of death. Africa
Goddess name "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.
Goddess name "Oboto" Africa Goddess of placid serenity. Africa
God name "Obumo" Africa The thunderer, the principal God and great First Cause. Nigeria, Africa
God name "Ogun" Nago/ Edo/ Yoruba/ W Africa A God of iron, hunting & war
Spirit name "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.
God name "Osanyin" Africa God of medicine and herbs. Africa
Goddess name "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
God name "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.
God name "Qamata" Africa Creator God of the Xhosa people. South Africa
God name "Ryangombe" Africa Tutelary God and ancestral deity. Rwanda, Africa
God name "Sore-Gus" Hottentot/ S Africa The sun/ sky God
God name "Sore-Gus Hottentot" Africa God of the sun/sky Africa(south)
God name "Soului" Hua/ W Africa A benevolent vegetation God also in charge of medicine & music
God name "Soului Hua" Africa Benevolent vegetation God also in charge of medicine and music Africa(west)
God name "Spiniesis" Africa agriculture - This poor minor God is charged with responsibility of uprooting thorn bushes
"Suku" Africa The supreme creator. Ovimbundu, Africa
God name "Suku Ovimbundu" Cent Africa The creator God sky at, the rivers, people, & mountains
God name "Teliko Bambara" Africa God of hot winds Africa(west)
Goddess name "Tenga" Africa Goddess of justice Africa
"Umbanda" Afro-Brazilian Afro-Brazilian religion that blends African traditions with Roman Catholicism,
Deity name "Umlimo" Africa The creator Deity(god) 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
God name "Umvelinkwangi/ Umvelinqangi" Zulu/ S Africa The sky God
Goddess name "Untombinde" Africa "Tall-Maiden". A beautiful maiden who became the Goddess of the sea. Africa
God name "Unvelingange" Africa The uncreated creator God, father of mankind. The Kaffir, South Africa
God name "Uthlanga" Africa The supreme father and creator God; the source of all beings. The Zulu, South Africa
Spirit name "Villenangi" Africa The 'First Appearer'. The supreme Spirit, and ancestor god. The Zulu, South Africa
Deity name "Waaq" Africa The supreme and universal Deity(god) 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
Supreme god name "Wele" Africa Supreme god of the Kavirondo, Africa
God name "Were" Africa Supreme Creator God. North West Africa
Goddess name "Woyengi" Africa Creator Goddess who shaped humans from clay dolls. Africa
God name "Wulbari" Africa The Creator God who made heaven to close to earth and was uses as a towel and sniffed by dogs. Africa
Supreme god name "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.