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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Haubas
A god worshiped in pre-Islamic southern Arabia, particularly Sheba. Haubas's advice was often sought via consultation with oracles.
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...
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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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 ...
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 Cimetière
In Vodou, Baron Cimitière (Baron Cemetery) is one of the Guédé, a spirit of the dead, along with Baron Samedi and Baron La Croix. He is said to be the male guardian of the cemetery, protecting its gra...
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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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...
Botanomancy
Botanomancy is the art of divination by burning branches of trees or herbs. The most common branches used are Vervain and Briar. The fire and the smoke are both read to indicate which course of action...
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 ...
Wadj-wer
Wadj-wer is an Egyptian god of fertility whose name means the "Great Green". Sometimes depicted in androgynous form, he is a personification of the Mediterranean Sea or of the major lakes of the Nile ...
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...
Tutu (Egyptian god)
Tutu (or Tithoes in Greek) was an Egyptian god worshipped by ordinary people all over Egypt during the late period. The only known temple dedicated to Tutu is located in ancient Kellis, but reliefs de...
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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...
Akan religion
The Akan people of Ghana and Ivory Coast believe in a Supreme Creator who takes on various names depending upon the region of worship.The deity is commonly referred to as Brekyirihunuade ("almighty")....
Abtu
Abtu is the name of a sacred fish, according to Egyptian mythology, and of the city of Abydos, the place where Osiris and the early rulers of Egypt were buried.
Abtu was also the ancient word for ...
Tiresias
In Greek mythology, Tiresias (/taɪˈrisiəs/; Greek: Τειρεσίας, Teiresias) was a blind prophet of Apollo in Thebes, famous for clairvoyance and for being transformed into a woman for seven years. He wa...
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Seshat
In Egyptian mythology, Seshat (also spelled Safkhet, Sesat, Seshet, Sesheta, and Seshata) was the Ancient Egyptian goddess of wisdom, knowledge, and writing. She was seen as a scribe and record keepe...
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Njoku Ji
Njoku Ji is the guardian deity of the yam for the Igbo people of southeastern Nigeria. In parts of Igboland there are still annual rituals in honor of the yam deity known as Ifejioku In some parts chi...