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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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These African Deities Are The Best Gods You've Never Heard Of

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Eshu - African god of crossroads. The messenger between humans and deities. Orishas by Noire 3000 aka James C. Lewis - Eshu

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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

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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.

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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.

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Sakarabru is a two-sided personality. In some moods he prowls through the village and snaps up any person foolish enough to leave his hut after dark, and crunches him up with its terrible teeth. But he also guards the village against night attack by wandering demons, and when he recieves the proper offerings he will heal the sick and fight off disease spirits.

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These African Deities Are The Best Gods You've Never Heard Of

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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These African Deities Are The Best Gods You've Never Heard Of

By James C. Lewis, Noire3000studios.com. Oba is a river Goddess with a lot of rivalry-trickster mythology because she was the only wife of Shango (Xango, Chango, Sango) who could birth imperial heirs, a fact which is cited as the root cause of the virulent anger of the other wives.

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