African mythology ..Yoruba gods http://www.buzzfeed.com/donnad/these-african-deities-are-the-best-gods-youve-never-heard-of?sub=2681890_1827339#.fbxWeBeEq

African mythology ..Yoruba gods http://www.buzzfeed.com/donnad/these-african-deities-are-the-best-gods-youve-never-heard-of?sub=2681890_1827339#.fbxWeBeEq

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Mawu, African Goddess of the moon. In Dahomey (West African) mythology, Mawu is a creator goddess, associated with the sun and moon. After creating the earth and all life and everything else on it.

Mawu, African Goddess of the moon. In Dahomey (West African) mythology, Mawu is a creator goddess, associated with the sun and moon. After creating the earth and all life and everything else on it.

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Anansi, a figure in Ashanti mythology, who could overcome his enemies through guile. Anansi is one of the most important characters of West African lore. He is a culture hero, who acts on behalf of Nyame, his father and the sky god. He brings rain to stop fires and performs other duties for him. I AIN'T GOT TIME1

Anansi, a figure in Ashanti mythology, who could overcome his enemies through guile. Anansi is one of the most important characters of West African lore. He is a culture hero, who acts on behalf of Nyame, his father and the sky god. He brings rain to stop fires and performs other duties for him. I AIN'T GOT TIME1

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Mawu (“MAH-woo”). The goddess of Earth-and-sky, exalted in West African Vodun religion. She is goddess of the moon and and represents the wisdom of age. Mawu can help you age with grace and become an empowered elder. Together, with Lisa her twin flame, they form an androgynous two-in-one deity.

Mawu (“MAH-woo”). The goddess of Earth-and-sky, exalted in West African Vodun religion. She is goddess of the moon and and represents the wisdom of age. Mawu can help you age with grace and become an empowered elder. Together, with Lisa her twin flame, they form an androgynous two-in-one deity.

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Photo-manipulation by James C. Lewis inspired by Yoruba deities called Orisha - Found via Buzzfeed, artist's website here: http://www.noire3000studios.com/

Photo-manipulation by James C. Lewis inspired by Yoruba deities called Orisha - Found via Buzzfeed, artist's website here: http://www.noire3000studios.com/

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Oya african warrior goddess of winds sudden change, hurricanes powerful sorceress...this one is my favorite...!!

Oya african warrior goddess of winds sudden change, hurricanes powerful sorceress...this one is my favorite...!!

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West African Benin Goddess MAWU-LISA. Mawu-Lisa are the creator deities of Dahomey mythology, associated with the moon and sun. In some myths, they are married twins; in others, both deities are aspects of the same androgynous or hermaphroditic deity.

West African Benin Goddess MAWU-LISA. Mawu-Lisa are the creator deities of Dahomey mythology, associated with the moon and sun. In some myths, they are married twins; in others, both deities are aspects of the same androgynous or hermaphroditic deity.

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african gods and goddesses | ... God) in the Yoruba religious system. (Olodumare is also known by by Ogun

african gods and goddesses | ... God) in the Yoruba religious system. (Olodumare is also known by by Ogun

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