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List of Gods   : "Benin"

NameOriginDescription
God name "Age" Africa God of animals. Revered by hunters in the savannah regions. Benin, West Africa
God name "Age" Fon / Benin, West Africa God of animals. Revered by hunters in the savannah regions....
God name "Age Fon" Benin / W Africa Revered by hunters he is the god of animals
"Agwe" Benin Mother of the sea Benin
"Agwe" Benin / Africa She is the mother of the sea
Goddess name "Aida Wedo" Benin / Haiti A goddess of the Rainbow & fresh water Aida Cuedo, Aido Wedo, Ayida, Ayida Cueddo
God name "Avrikiti" Fon / Benin, West Africa God of fishermen. Statues of this deity, in a sitting position, were placed on the beaches and fishermen and local elders sacrificed to them annually to ensure a good season of catches....
Goddess name "Avrikiti Fon" Benin Goddess of fisherman Benin
Goddess name "Ayaba" Fon / Benin, West Africa Hearth goddess. The sister of LOKO, god of the trees, whose wood is burned in the home to cook food....
Goddess name "Ayida" Haiti Goddess of Rainbows, especially in Benin and Haiti, Ayida-Weddo aka Aida-Wedo, Aido Quedo, a loa of fertility, Rainbows and snakes, and a companion or wife to Damballah-Wedo. Also Ayida-Weddo is known as the Rainbow serpent. Haiti
God name "Bearaniin" Fon / Benin, West Africa Fish god. Invoked by fishermen to ensure plentiful catches....
God name "Behanzin" Benin Fish god who was invoked by fishermen to ensure a bountiful catch. Benin
God name "Behanzin Fon" Benin The fish god
God name "Bo" Benin God of the Ewe people in Benin. He was a protector of warriors.
Goddess name "Dan" Benin / Mahi Goddess of order and the Rainbow. Benin / Mahi
Goddess name "Dan" Mahi / Benin A goddess of order & the Rainbow
God name "Ebore" Benin sky god. Nigeria and Benin
God name "Esu" Benin / Yoruba The dark side of God. He is an independent entity and timeless. Benin / Yoruba
God name "Esu" Edo / Benin / Nigeria, West Africa God of passage. A fearsome deity who stands at the gates of the home of the gods holding a set of keys. He is known for his trickery....
God name "Esu Edo" Benin / Yoruba A god of passage that stands at the gates of home of the gods
Goddess name "Gleii" Fon / Benin, West Africa moon goddess. The consort of the Sun god LISA and the mother of a large number of minor astral deities, the gletivi, who became the stars of heaven....
Goddess name "Gleti" Benin Goddess of the moon Benin
Supreme god name "Legba" Fon / Benin, West Africa God of fate. The youngest son of the supreme god LISA and his consort, the moon goddess MAWU. He is also regarded as a messenger god, moving between Lisa and mankind on earth....
God name "Legba Fon" Benin God of fate Benin
God name "Lisa" Fon / others / Benin, West Africa Creator god. Probably the equivalent of LESA in parts of East Africa. The supreme deity, whose more or less monotheistic role may have been influenced by the spread of Islam and Christianity....
God name "Loko" Benin God of trees. Fon Benin
Goddess name "Loko" Fon / Benin, West Africa God of trees. The brother of the hearth goddess AYABA. Invoked particularly by herbalists before obtaining Medicines from the bark and leaves of Forest trees....
God name "Loko Fon" Benin A god of trees
Goddess name "Mawu" Benin Goddess of peace, joy, motherhood. happiness, and the sky Benin / Fon
Goddess name "Mawu" Fon / Benin, West Africa (1) moon goddess. The sister of the Sun god LISA. She is also considered to bestow fertility and motherhood and is generally benevolent in nature.(2) sky god. Ewe [Togo, West Africa]. Among the tribe neighboring the Fon. Mawu is perceived as male and a creator deity. He favors the color white and is also benevolent and generous in nature....
Goddess name "Mawu Fon" Benin Goddess of the moon Benin
God name "Nesu" Fon / Benin, West Africa Tutelary god of royalty. The guardian of the tribal chiefs, his shrine, the Nese-we, is located close by royal palaces....
God name "Nesu Fon" Benin Tutelary god of royalty Benin
God name "Ogiuwu" Edo / Benin, West Africa God of death. Believed to own the blood of all living things which he smears on the walls of his palace in the otherworld. Until recent times human sacrifice was made regularly to this deity in the capital of the Edo region, Benin City....
"Ogiuwu Edo" Benin The harbinger of death who is supposed to own the blood of all living things. Benin
God name "Ogun" Edo / Benin, West Africa God of war, hunting and metalwork. This rather loosely defined deity was sent by the god OSANOBUA to cut open the land to allow crops to be planted. He is the strength inherent in metals and piles of metal objects are left beside his sanctuaries. As a god of war he defends the tribe and is depicted wearing armor and with red eyes. As a god of hunters and farmers he is generally benevolent....
God name "Ogun Edo" Benin A god of war that was sent to cut up the land to allow crops to the planted
God name "Olokun" Fon / Yoruba / Benin / Nigeria, West Africa God of fresh waters and oceans. The eldest son of the creator god OSANOBUA. He is symbolized in the sacred river Olokun, which runs almost the length of Benin and from the source of which come the souls of unborn children. A girl baby is given a shrine of the god which includes a pot of river water and which she takes with her to her new home when she marries. The god is particularly popular among women and has a cult of priestesses. Olokun is also a guardian deity of mariners....
God name "Osandobua Edo" Benin A benign creator god that controls prosperity, health & happiness
God name "Osanobua" Edo / Benin, West Africa Creator god. The father of the god OLOKUN, he is regarded as a benevolent deity controlling prosperity, health and happiness....
God name "Sogbo" Benin The god of thunder, lightning and fire. Benin
God name "Sogbo" Fon / Benin, West Africa storm god. The sibling of the gods LISA and MAWU, he controls thunder and lightning and is a god of fire and Rain....
God name "Sogbo Fon" Benin A storm god of Rain
God name "Vodu" Fon / Benin, West Africa Collective name for gods. The origin of the term voodoo in the Caribbean region....
God name "Wu" Ewe / Benin, West Africa Sea god. His priest, the Wu-no, invokes the god whenever the weather is too severe for the fishing boats to land. He is propitiated with offerings delivered from the shore and in past times was occasionally appeased with human sacrifice taken out to sea and thrown overboard....