A-A of African and African Originated Deities

Earth MotherAfrican and African Originated Gods and Deities

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Abasi (m) –  Creator God – Efik of Nigeria – wife Atai

Abasi (m) – Messenger God – Anang of Nigeria

Abasi Ibom, Abassi Enyong – Ibibio of Nigeria

Abewera (f) – Primordial woman – Akan Ashanti of Ghana

Abonsam (m) – Spirit of Accidents and Disease – West Africa

Abora (m) – Creator God of the heavens – the Canary Island of Palma

Abradi (m) – Creator God – Ama and Nyimang of Sudan

Abua (m) – first man on earth – Abua of Nigeria – wife Egule (first woman), children Otabak (water), Amogan (hunt) and Akpede (medicine)

Abuk, Abuku (f) – first woman, after death merged with Ayidawedo into fertility Goddess – Fon of Benin and Dinka of Sudan – husband Garang (first man)

Acoran – Supreme God – Gran Canaria

Adjassou-Linguetor (f) – Goddess of spring water – Haitian Vodoun and Yoruba deity

Adoudoua (m) – Creator God – Agni of Baoule/Ivory Coast – children Nyame (sky) and Assie (earth)

Adro (m) – Creator God – Lugbara of Central Africa (Congo, Sudan, Uganda) – other aspect Androa

Adroa (f) – Creator and Sky God – Lugbara of Central Africa – other aspect Andro

Adroanzi – nature gods of specific rivers, trees and other sacred wild areas – Lugbara of Central Africa

Afa – Anlo Ewe of the sacredness of divination – Also known as Kpoli

Afefe – the wind god – messenger of Oya

Aganju (m) – God of Volcanoes – Yoruba of Nigeria

Aganju (m) – Orisha of volcanos, the wilderness, and the river – Lukumi of Brazil – Shango’s father or brother, member of the deified royal family of old Oyo, also known as Aggayu Sola

Agassu, Agasou (m) – Water God – Haitian Vodoun, Dahomean in origin and belongs to the Fon and Yoruba tribes – born from princess Aligbonon and a member of the leopard tribe

Agau (m) – loa of storms – Haitian Yoruba Vodoun deity – inseparable companion of Sogbo

Agbe (m) – Sea god and Ouidah master of humans – Fon of Benin – third son of Mawu-Lisa, twin brother of Naeté, His holy day is January 10 (See also Agwe/Agive)

Agbe-Naete (m) – God of the waters of the earth – Fon of Benin – son of Mawu-Lisa

Agé (m) – God of the mythology –  Fon of Benin – Son of Mawu-Lisa

Agipie (m) – Sky God – Turkana of Kenya and Tanzania

Agué – Forest God, one armed or one legged or one eyed leader of all Aziza (forest Spirits) – taught men the secrets of medicinal and poisonous plants (Similar to Ochossi and Osanyin)

Agwé (m) – God of the Sea – Haitian Yoruba Vodoun deity – married to Erzulie Freda and La Sirene

Agwe, Agive (f) – Goddess of the Sea – Benin – protector of sailors and owner of all ships and navy, overlaps with Yemaya and Olokun

Agwu (m/f) – Trickster God – Igbo of Nigeria – similar to Anansi of Akan and Esu of Yoruba

Agwu Nsi – God of health and divination – Igbo of Nigeria

Ahia Njoku, Ifejioku (f) – Goddess of yams – Igbo of Nigeria

Aido-Hwedo (m) – Creator Serpent God – Fon of Benin – coiled around the world

Aiwel (m) – Stone ancestor – Bor and Dinka of Sudan

Aja, Aje, Ajaiamo, Ijam-aje (f) – Mother Goddess of the unborn – Yoruba of Nigeria

Aje Shalanga – Yoruba of Nigeria

Ajogun – malevolent spirit beings – Yoruba of Nigeria – 8 Ajogun warlords run errands for Esu

Ajok, Naijrok (m) – Creator God – Lotuko of Sudan – holder of Naijok power

Ake (m) – Supreme God – Abua of Nigeria

Aker (m) – God of earth and underworld – Kemet [Seems like ASR (Ausar)]

Akoma Mba (m) – Ruler of Ekang –  Fang of Cameroon, E. Guinea, Gabon – exiled by Abo Mama to return to defeat him

Akonadi – Supreme creator god – Ngombe of Congo

Akongo (m) – God of the forest – Ngombe of Congo

Akuj – Supreme god – Turkana of Kenya

Ala, Ale, Ali, Ani (f) – Earth Goddess, Goddess of fertility, Queen of the underworld, mother of Igbo – Igbo of Nigeria  – daughter of Chi (Chukwu, Creator God), husband Amadioha

Alatangana (m) – Lord of human races – Kono of Guinea

Alouko Niamie Kadio (m) – Creator God – Anyi of Ivory Coast

Ama (f) – Creator God – Jukun of Nigeria – the Potter created first man Chudo

Amadioha (m) – god of thunder and lightning – Igbo of Nigeria – also called Kamalu, Kalu Akanu, Kamanu, Ofufe. Wife Ala.

Amlak – Ethiopian

Amma (f) – Creator god – Dogon of Mali and Burkina Faso – created Ogo (later Yuguru) and Nommo, 4 elements + 266 signs

Ammut (f) – Goddess with the head of a crocodile, the middle of a lioness, and the hind quarters of a hippopotamus – Kemet

Amun (Amen, Amon) (m) – Kemet – wife Amaunet

Amunet (Amenet, Amonet or Amaunet) (f) – Kemet – husband Amun

Anaisa Pye, Anaisa Pie Danto, Anaisa La Chiquita – Goddess of Love and Wealth – Dominican Vodoun

Ananagu – Guardian – Vodoun – daughter of Olokun, similiar to Pandora but became a guardian after opening the chest

Ananse, Anansi – Spider trickster, mediator between Heaven and Earth, – Ashanti (Asante) of Ghana – wife Shi Mari(a)

Anat, Anta, Anit, Enit – Kemet –  consort of Menthu

Andriamahilala (f) – the first woman, became Moon Goddess – Malagasy of Madagaskar

Andriambahomanana (m) – Supreme God – Malagasy of Madagaskar – lost sons Rakoriaho and Ravao

Andriananahary (Zanahary) (m) – Creator God – Magalasy, Betsileo, Merina of Madagaskar – one of four sovereign lords guarding a quarter of the world (Rakelimalaza, Ramahavahy, Ranakandriana), son Ataokoloinona

Anpu (Anubis) (m) – God of Tuat, the underworld – Kemet

Anuket, Anqet (Anukis) (f) – Goddess of the Nile river – Kemet

Anyanwu (f) – Sun Goddess – Igbo of Nigeria

Aondo – Creator God – Nigeria

Apap – Creator God – Uganda

Apedemak – War God depicted with a lion’s head and human body – Sudan

Arebati (m) – Creator God – Efe of Congo

Aruan (m) – Mythic King – Kyama of Benin, Ivory Coast – son of King Ozolua, brother of Esigie

Arum – Creator God – Uduk of Ethiopia [Seems like Atum]

Asase Ya (f) – Earth goddess of fertility – Ashanti of Ghana – husband Nyame and two children Bea and Tano, but also Anansi, the trickster

Ashe, Ise – divine energy or power of blessing – Vodoun

Asis (-) – Sun God – Kipsigis of Kenya (and Suk and Pokot of Uganda)

Asis (m) – Creator God – Nandi of Kenya

Asista (m) – Sun God – Nandi of Kenya

Assie (f) – Earth Goddess – Agni of Baoule/Ivory Coast

Ataa Naa Nyongmo (m) – creator god – Ga of Ghana – son of the Supreme God

Atai – mother Goddess – Efik of Nigeria – husband Abasi

Ataokoloinona (m) – son of the supreme god – Madagaskar

Ausar (Osiris) (m) – God of vegetation and fertility, resurrection in Tuat, the Underworld, and the Judge of the dead – Kemet – son of Geb and Nut, brother of Set, NebtHet and Auset. Wife Auset, son Anpu (Anubis) by NebtHet, son Heru by Auset.

Auset, Aiset (Isis) (f) –  Goddess of fertility and motherhood – Kemet – daughter of Geb and Nut, husband Ausar, son Heru

Avrikiti – God of fishermen – Fon

Ayayo (f) – Goddess of malevolent witchcraft – Vodoun – younger sister of Oya

Ayezan, Ayzan (f) – Goddess of the marketplace, commerce and communication – Haitian Vodoun and Yoruba, Dahomean in origin – husband Legba, mother of Eshu

Ayida Weddo (f) – Goddess of fertility, rainbows, wind, water, fire, and snakes – Haitian Vodoun and Yoruba of Nigeria and Benin – husband Damballah-Wedo

Azacca, Cousin Zaka (m) – God of Agriculture and CommunityHaitian Vodoun – brother of Ghede

Azaka-Tonnerre (m) – God of thunder – Haiti Vodoun



  • African and African Originated Deities, by Alun Mandulu Bess El
  • A dictionary of African Mythology by H. Scheub
  • http://www2.webster. edu/~corbetre/haiti/voodoo/biglist.htm
  • and other


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