|Name ▲▼||Origin ▲▼||Description ▲▼|
|Deity name |
"Ogoun aka Ogun"
|Haiti||Ogum, Ogou, the deity who presides over fire, iron, hunting politics and war. He is the patron of smiths and is usually displayed with his attributes: machete or sabre, rum and tobacco. Haiti Vodun|
|God name |
|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....|
|Goddess name |
|Yoruba||Yemonja, a mother goddess; patron deity of women, especially pregnant women; and the Ogun river, the waters of which are said to cure infertility. Yoruba|