List of African mythological figures

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This is a list of African deities with a brief description of their attributes.

Akan[edit]

Ashanti[edit]

Dahomey[edit]

Diaspora[edit]

Efik[edit]


Igbo[edit]

Main article: Odinani

Khoisan[edit]

Lugbara[edit]

Lunda[edit]

!Xũ[edit]

Lotuko[edit]

Maasai / Gikuyu[edit]

Main article: Maasai mythology

Oromo[edit]

Pygmy[edit]

Rastafari[edit]

Sawar (Cameroon)[edit]

Serer[edit]

Shona[edit]

Tumbuka[edit]

Yoruba[edit]

Main article: Yoruba deities

Other[edit]

Waaqaa and Waaqefennaa - The oromos of Ethiopia, the Ethnic majority in the country follows different religions including Christianity,Isalam and Waaqefanna.

Waaqeefanna - means worshiping God. Waaqa means the supreme God. The oromo people gather every year near Bushooftu lake of Bushooftuu town, east and very close to Finfinnee(Addis Ababa), the capital city of Ethiopia. Several tourists from around the world attend this ceremony each year.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (French) Ndiaye, Ousmane Sémou, "Diversité et unicité sérères : l’exemple de la région de Thiès", [in] Éthiopiques, no. 54, vol. 7, 2e semestre 1991 [1] (Retrieved : 9 June 2012)
  2. ^ a b (English) Kellog, Day Otis, and Smith, William Robertson, "The Encyclopedia Britannica: latest edition. A dictionary of arts, sciences and general literature", Volume 25, p 64, Werner (1902)
  3. ^ International African Institute, Environment Training Programme, "African environment, Volume 11, Issues 1-2", Environment Training Programme (2002), pp 104, 117
  4. ^ (French) Gravrand, Henry, "La Civilisation Sereer - Pangool", vol. 2. Les Nouvelles Editions Africaines du Senegal (1990), pp 9, 20, 312-14, ISBN 2-7236-1055-1