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List of Gods   : "Benin West Africa"

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 "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 "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....
God name "Bearaniin" Fon / Benin, West Africa Fish god. Invoked by fishermen to ensure plentiful catches....
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....
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 "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....
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....
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....
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 "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....
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 "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" 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 "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....