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List of Gods : "South Africa" - 48 records

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Name ▲▼Origin ▲▼Description ▲▼
God name
"Bumba"
Boshongo / Bantu / southern Africa Creator god. The progenitor of the world out of chaos. When he experienced stomachache he vomited the earth, Sun, moon and, finally, all living things, including mankind....
God name
"Cagn"
Kalahari bushmen / southern Africa Creator god. The progenitor of all life on earth....
God name
"Chhene"
Isoko / southern Nigeria, West Africa Creator god. An abstract being who is embodied by a mediator in the form of a sacred wooden totem, the Oyise. The god has no temples or priests....
Goddess name
"Dzivaguru"
Korekore / Shona / northern Zimbabwe, southern Africa Chthonic mother goddess. Originally said to have ruled both heaven and earth and lived in a palace by a sacred lake near Dande. She is depicted wearing goatskins and bearing a cornucopia holding magical substances. Her sacred creatures are mythical golden Sunbirds, probably modeled on swallows, a pair of which were actually discovered in Zimbabwe....

"Gaunab"
Africa The evil One. Responsible for all misfortune, disease and death. South Africa
God name
"Gaunab"
Khoi / Hottentot / Namibia, southern Africa Malevolent god of darkness. The chief adversaryof the creator god TSUNIGOAB. He was engaged in a primordial struggle for supremacy during which Tsunigoab was wounded but eventually triumphed, consigning Gaunab to the so-called “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
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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

"Inkanyamba"
Africa A legendary serpent living in a waterfall lake area in the northern Forests near Cape Town, South Africa
Goddess name
"Inkanyamba"
Zulu / southern Africa storm god. The deity specifically responsible for tornados and perceived as a huge snake coiling down from heaven to earth. According to some Zulu authorities, Inkanyamba is a goddess of storms and water....

"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
God name
"Kalrnga"
Ndonga / northern Namibia, southern Africa Creator god. Said to take the form of a giant man who is always partially hidden by clouds and generally seen only by women intermediaries known as nelagos who go to converse with him in sacred places. He is the father of MUSISI. The god is invoked at times of warfare and illness, but also as a fertility deity and before making a journey....
God name
"Kianda"
Kimbundu / Angola, southern Africa God of the sea. Guardian of the Atlantic Ocean and its creatures. Invoked by fishermen who place offerings on the shore. His presence may be symbolized by a skull....
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
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....
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
"Mamlambo"
Zulu / Natal, South Africa River goddess. Considered to control all the rivers running through Natal. Also a patron of beer-makers, who are usually women....
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