African traditional religion
The traditional beliefs and practices of African peoples include various traditional religions. Generally, these traditions are oral rather than scriptural, include belief in a supreme creator, belief...
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Religion in Africa
Religion in Africa is multifaceted and has been a major influence on art, culture and philosophy. Today, the continent's various populations and individuals are mostly adherents of Christianity, Islam...
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Odinani
Ọdinani is the traditional religion and cultural beliefs of the Igbo people. Odinani is a monotheistic and panentheistic faith, having a God. Although a pantheon of spirits exists, the lesser spirits ...
Serer religion
The Serer religion, or a ƭat Roog ("the way of the Divine") is the original religious beliefs, practices and teachings of the Serer people of Senegal in western Africa. The Serer people believe in a u...
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African deities
This is a list of African spirits.
Divination
Divination (from Latin divinare "to foresee, to be inspired by a god", related to divinus, divine) is the attempt to gain insight into a question or situation by way of an occultic, standardized proce...
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BESS
BESS is a particle physics experiment carried by a balloon. BESS stands for Balloon-borne Experiment with Superconducting Spectrometer. It is in fact a series of experiments that started in 1993, and ...
Gerarai
Gerarai (Greek: Γεραραί) were priestesses of Dionysus (Bacchus to the Romans) in ancient Greek ritual. They presided over sacrifices and participated in the festivals of Theoinia and Iobaccheia that t...
Hindu astrology
Jyotisha (or Jyotish from Sanskrit jyotiṣa, from jyótis- "light, heavenly body") is the traditional Hindu system of astronomy and astrology. It is also known as Hindu astrology, Indian astrology, and ...
Neith
Neith (/neɪθ/ or /niːθ/; also spelled Nit, Net, or Neit) was an early goddess in the Egyptian pantheon. She was the patron deity of Sais, where her cult was centered in the Western Nile Delta of Egyp...
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Achimi
Achimi was the buffalo god of the Kabyle people of Algeria. With his father, the buffalo god Itherther, they were responsible for the development of hunting and meat-eating in Kabyle mythology.
A...
Anaisa Pye
Anaisa Pye (alternatively, Anaisa Pie, Anaisa Pie Danto, or Anaisa La Chiquita) is a very popular loa within Dominican Vodou. She is considered the patron saint of love, money, and general happiness ...
Scatomancy
Scatomancy is the reading of a person's fortune by examining their bodily excrement. It is also known as spatalomancy, spatilomancy, copromancy, and spatalamancy.
Scatomancy is literally "divinati...
Vandella
A vandella is one of several types of ghost-walking or dream-invading demons or vampires in the traditional folklore of the Amhara in north-central Ethiopia.
Dactylomancy
Dactylomancy, from the Greek word for finger, is a term used by proponents to define a form of divination using rings.
In some traditions of dactylomancy, a ring is suspended like a pendulum above...
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Anyanwu
Anyanwu (Igbo: Eye of the Sun) is an Igbo deity that is believed to dwell in the sun. Anyanwu was one of the principal spirits for the Igbo, often associated with Agbara, the holy spirit as they both ...
Baron La Croix
In Vodou, Baron La Croix (French for "Baron The Cross"), or Bawon Lakwa in Kreyol, is one of the Guédé, a Loa of the dead and sexuality, along with Baron Samedi and Baron Cimetière.He is the ultimate ...
Damballa
Damballa or Damballah is one of the most important of all the Loa. Damballa is the Sky Father and the primordial creator of all life. He rules the mind, intellect, and cosmic equilibrium. Damballa, as...
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Baron Samedi
Baron Samedi (French: Baron Saturday, also written Baron Samdi, Bawon Samedi, or Bawon Sanmdi) is one of the Loa of Haitian Vodou. Samedi is a Loa of the dead, along with Baron's numerous other in...
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Book of Thoth
Book of Thoth is a name given to many ancient Egyptian texts supposed to have been written by Thoth, the Egyptian god of writing and knowledge. They include a text that is known and has been translate...
Agwé
In Vodou, and especially in Haiti, Agwé (also spelt Goue, Agoueh, or Agive), is a loa who rules over the sea, fish, and aquatic plants, as well as the patron loa of fishermen and sailors. He is consi...
Mbedi a Mbongo
Mbedi a Mbongo is the common ancestor of many of the Sawa coastal ethnic groups of Cameroon according to their oral traditions. Stories say that he lived at a place called Piti, northeast of present-d...
Achmet (oneiromancer)
Achmet, son of Seirim (Gk. Αχμέτ υιός Σειρείμ), the author of a work on the interpretation of dreams, the Oneirocriticon of Achmet, is probably the same person as Abu Bekr Mohammed Ben Sirin, whose wo...
Gurzil
Gurzil or Agurzil was a war deity of the ancient Berbers.In Berber mythology, Gurzil was a bull-shaped war god who became identified with the son of Amun (Ammon). He was taken by the Berbers to their ...
Nefertem
Nefertem (/ˈnɛfərˌtɛm/; possibly "beautiful one who closes" or "one who does not close"; also spelled Nefertum or Nefer-temu) was, in Egyptian mythology, originally a lotus flower at the creation of t...
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Hapi (Son of Horus)
Hapi, sometimes transliterated as Hapy, is one of the Four sons of Horus in ancient Egyptian religion, depicted in funerary literature as protecting the throne of Osiris in the Underworld. Hapi was t...
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Benge
Benge is the 'Poison Oracle' used by the Azande of Central Africa, mainly in Southern Sudan, in which a decision is determined by whether or not a fowl survives being administered a poison. The outcom...
Apep
Apep (/ˈæˌpɛp/ or /ˈɑːˌpɛp/) or Apophis (/ˈæpəfɨs/; Ancient Greek: Ἄποφις; also spelled Apepi or Aapep) was the ancient Egyptian deity who embodied chaos (ı͗zft in Egyptian) and was thus the oppo...
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Pullularius
The pullularius was the keeper of chickens used in alectryomancy, a form of public augury in ancient Rome. It was the job of the pullularius to throw food for the chickens, and shake the basket they w...
Bata (god)
Bata from Saka is an Egyptian bull-god of the New Kingdom, who represents together with Anubis the 17th Upper Egyptian Nome.
Until the middle of the Eighteenth Dynasty Bata was represented as a ra...