Abassi is the Efik Creator God. His wife The Goddess Atai suggested creating the first humans. However, to prevent them from exceeding his wisdom, he ordered the first humans to neither procreate nor labour. However, eventually the first couple did have children and work, thus doing some "creation" of their own. They quickly created a terrible overpopulation problem, which made Abassi insecure. Atai then gave humanity two gifts, Argument and Death, to help keep the numbers of humans down.
oya: yourban mother goddess and spirit of the river Niger. She strengthens our passion for and appreciation of life. She is wild and irrepressible, like the fire she's said to have created. Oya presides over matters of fairness and custom using fire as the light of truth. her themes are justice, tradition, zeal and femininity and her symbols are fire, water and the number 9.