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Mothergoddess of the tribe Ibo in Nigeria.

This much-loved Earth Mother is the highest Goddess of the Ibo pantheon of Nigeria. She is responsible for many aspects of civilization, as well as guardianship of women and children in general.

Aha Njoku "Lady of Yams": This popular Goddess is worshipped by the Ibo people of Nigeria. She is responsible for yams, a central ingredient in the Ibo diet, and the women who care for them.
Aja "Lady of Forest Herbs": This forest Goddess is honored by the Yoruba people of Nigeria. She teaches Her faithful the use of medicinal herbs found in the African forests.
Dziva "Lady Creatrix": Dziva is the generally benevolent Creatrix Goddess of the Shona people of Zimbabwe--but there is also an awful aspect to Her nature....
Gbadu "Holy Daughter": Gbadu is the daughter of Mawu (profiled below). She is the Goddess of Fate of the Fon (or Dahomey) people of modern Benin, Who is saddened by the fighting among Her Mother's mortal children.
Inkosazana "Lady Heaven": She is a popular and much-loved Goddess of the well-known Zulu people of Southern Africa. She is responsible primarily for corn, an important element of the Zulu diet.
Mawu Mawu is the Supreme Deity of the Fon (or Dahomey) people of modern Benin. With Her husband, Lisa, She created the universe. One of Her daughters is Gbadu (profiled above).
Mbaba Mwana Waresa "Lady Rainbow": Mbaba Mwana Waresa is a beloved Goddess of the Zulu people of Southern Africa, primarily because She gave them the gift of beer. The story of Her search for a husband is well-known, and recently appeared in a beautifully illustrated children's book.
Mella "Courageous Daughter": Mella's story is as much folklore as it is myth. She is a deified Queen honored by the Buhera Ba Rowzi people of Zimbabwe.
Minona This Protectress of Women is honored by the Fon (or Dahomey) people of Benin. In some tales, She is the Mother of Mawu and the Grandmother of Gbadu (both profiled above).


African shaman goddess of the tribe Mende and in Liberia and Sierra Leone


Rivergoddess of fertility and healing in Nigeria (Oshun-tribe). Her husband is Shango.
During the slavery times her cult moved also to Middle and South-America. The goddess of love, sexuality, beauty and diplomacy. She is the owner of the sweet waters. With her sweetness, she overcomes the most difficult tasks. She is the protector of the abdominal area and the teacher of pleasure and happiness. She is a great giver, but when she is angry, it is very difficult to calm her down. She is often invoked in matters of love and money. Oshun is one of the few native African Goddesses whose name is recognized in the West. She is honored by the Yoruba people of Nigeria primarily as a Goddess of fresh water, an element important to any people. She is also responsible for fertility, love and divination.


A major goddess worshipped among the North-West African tribes of the Benin, Dahomey and Yoruba.
Her name translates as "The Black One" and her image is that of a serpent. In the city of Ado, were "Mother Earth" is thought to menstruate (according to the African tradition), Oduda is responsible for the practice of sacred prostitution. The cult of which she is the chief deity is known as Obeah and is practiced in the Caribbean islands.


The goddess of the wind, fire and the thunderbolt.
As the female warrior of the Yoruba pantheon, she represents female power. She is strong, assertive, courageous and independent and is always willing to take risks. When she is enraged, she can create tornadoes and hurricanes, but these also happened when she is ready to make changes. Oya is a great witch and the guardian of the gates of death. She is invoked when there are serious illness or when transformation is necessary.

Oya, also, is one of the few African Goddess names recognized in the West. She is a fierce, protective Goddess worshipped by the Yoruba of Nigeria. Her husband is Shango, the God of Storms.  

Yemalla The goddess of the sea and the moon.
She is the mother archetype and the provider of wealth. As the one who gives life and sustains the Earth, she is extremely generous and giving. She is the nurturing energy that sooth anyone. But like the ocean, when she is angry, she can be implacable. Therefore, she represents the mother who gives love, but does not give her power away. Yemaya is also the owner of the collective subconscious and ancient wisdom, since she holds the secrets that are hidden in the sea. She is often invoked in fertility rituals for women and in any ritual concerning women's issues.
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