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List of Gods   : "Uganda East Africa"

NameOriginDescription
God name "Apap" Teso / Uganda, East Africa Creator god. Regarded as a benevolent sky god who brings the Rain to parched land. Also Akuj....
Goddess name "Arawa" Suk / Pokot / Kenya / Uganda, East Africa moon goddess. The two tribes share the same pantheon of deities. Arawa is the daughter of the creator god TORORUT and his consort SETA....
Supreme god name "Asis" Suk / Pokot / Kenya / Uganda, East Africa Sun god. These two tribes share the same pantheon. The younger brother of the supreme god of heaven TORORUT. In Nandi [Kenya] religion, Asis becomes the supreme creator god....
God name "Edeke" Teso / Uganda, East Africa God of disasters. The antagonist of the creator god APAP, Edeke is propitiated during times of famine and plague....
God name "Enundu" Gishu / Uganda, East Africa Plague god. A god identified with smallpox and propitiated with the sacrifice of a goat....
God name "Gibini" Gishu / Uganda, East Africa Plague god. Associated with the smallpox god ENUNDU, he is propitiated with offerings of vegetables and is symbolized by special trees planted near the house....
Goddess name "Kaikara" Bunyoro / Uganda, East Africa Harvest goddess. Propitiated before harvesting with offerings of millet....
God name "Kibuka" Buganda / Uganda, East Africa God of war. The brother of the creator god MUKASA, said to reside on the island of Sese. According to tradition, he secured victory in war for the Buganda by taking the form of a cloud which hovered above their enemies and Rained spears and arrows. He apparently enjoyed a succession of temples in the past which housed the hidden statue of the god and his sacred shield....
God name "Lubanga" Bunyoro / Uganda, East Africa God of health. He is invoked by offerings of beer and his sanctuaries are surrounded by rows of trees....
God name "Mugizi" Bunyoro / Uganda, East Africa lake god. The guardian deity of lake Albert, invoked with offerings by those wishing to cross the lake in boats....
God name "Muhingo" Bunyoro / Uganda, East Africa God of war. Invoked specifically by warriors before entering battle....
Supreme god name "Mukasa" Buganda / Uganda, East Africa Supreme god. A benevolent deity whose main oracular sanctuary was sited on the island of Bubembe, lake Victoria. His first high priest was Semagunga and, by convention, only the tribal leader was permitted to consult with the oracle there. Mukasa provides Rain, food and cattle....
Goddess name "Mulindwa" Bunyoro / Uganda, East Africa Guardian goddess. The tutelary protector of the tribal chiefs and their families constituting the royal clan....
God name "Munume" Bunyoro / Uganda, East Africa God of weather. Invoked during times of drought or deluge and propitiated by means of sacrifice, usually an ox from the tribal chief and sheep or fowl from the villagers. The blood is sprinkled on the floor of the sanctuary and the flesh is eaten at the door....
God name "Ndaula" Bunyoro / Uganda, East Africa Plague god. Particularly associated with smallpox. His shrines are usually situated on the edge of a community and on the frontiers of the tribal land so that he may be invoked to keep the disease in neighboring territory....
God name "Ruhanga" Bunyoro / Uganda, East Africa Creator god. The initiator of the world, he is regarded as a distant figure and seldom invoked....
God name "Wamala" Bunyoro / Uganda, East Africa God of plenty. A sanctuary has existed near the royal palace and Wamala is propitiated to give the boon of children, domestic animals and crops. He is also seen in an oracular capacity and has an official intermediary....
God name "Weri Kumbamba" Gishu / Uganda, East Africa Creator god. A deity embodied in rocks and specifically invoked before and after circumcision to ensure the speedy recovery of the patient....