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List of Gods   : "African"

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" West African Malevolent spirit. Recognized by tribes in the Gold Coast, etc. Traditionally driven away in an annual expulsion ritual by firing guns and shouting loudly, emptying houses of furniture and beating the interiors with sticks. The abonsam was finally driven into the sea. The ritual was preceded by four weeks of total silence in the area....
"Aja" African  Aja is an Orisha, patron of the Forest, the animals within it and herbal healers, whom she taught their art.
God name "Apedemak" Sudanese / Meroe war god. An Egyptianized deity, his main sanctuary was contained in a vast religious complex and center of pilgrimage at Musawwarat-es-Sufra, north of the sixth Nile cataract. Sacred animals include cattle and the African elephant. Depicted with the head of a lion and a human body, holding a scepter embellished with a seated lion at the tip....
God name "Bacax" Roman - North African Local god. A rare example of a named deity from this region, thought to have been worshiped as a cave god. Known from inscription at Cirta [Constantine]....
Spirit name "Bagba" West African Animistic spirit. Fetish who allegedly controls the wind and Rain and whose shaman keeps the winds locked in a huge pot....
God name "Bariga" Ngbandi / northern Democratic Republic of Congo / Central African Republic God of clear waters. One of seven gods invoked at daybreak, the creator deity of white-skinned people....
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
God name "Ifru" Roman - North African God. A rare example in this region of a named deity. Known from an inscription at Cirta [Constantine, Algeria]....
God name "Iruva" African Sun god. A number of tribes worship the Sun by this generic name, particularly in Cameroon, Congo and Tanzania....
God name "Jok" African Creator god. A generic term employed by a large number of tribes. Generally the jok is represented by a totem and also has an animal name. The Acholi in Uganda perceive jok to live in caves to which they deliver food and drink offerings. For the Shilluk in Sudan, Jwok created mankind from river clay....
God name "Khadir" Pre - Islamic north African vegetation god. He wanders the earth returning to the same spot once in every 500 years and is said to have gained his immortality by drinking from the well of life. Similar in some respects to the Syrian god ADONIS and revered by Alexander the Great. Normally referred to as Al-Khidr (the green one)....
"Lamies" Africa African spectres, having the head of a woman and tail of a serpent.
God name "Lesa" southeastern African Creator god. The name by which the supreme deity is known across a wide area of Zambia and Zimbabwe. Equating to LISA in regions of West Africa. Also regarded as a Rain god. Probably strongly influenced by Islam and, to a lesser extent, by Christianity. Also Leza....
Deities name "Mami Wata" Africa A pantheon of ancient water spirits or deities of the African diaspora.
God name "Na Ngutu" West / central African God of the dead. Essentially the guardian deity of warriors slain in battle....
"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.
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.
"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.
Supreme god name "Tanik" Phoenician / Pontic / Carthaginian moon goddess. Known largely from inscriptions at various sites along the North African coast and linked with the goddess ASTARTE. Her symbol is a triangular device with horizontal bars supporting a moon disc. Both deities are described as “ladies of the sanctuary.” Tanit was the supreme goddess at Carthage, known as the “face of BAAL,” until usurped by the Roman goddess JUNO; she survived under the name CAELESTIS. The goddess CERES was also worshiped in the TANIT temple at Carthage. Also Tenit....
"Umbanda" Afro-Brazilian Afro-Brazilian religion that blends African traditions with Roman Catholicism,
"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.