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THE A-Z O F AFR IC AN GO DS 193 Gods (plus 124 alte rnative nam e s)

The Gods Of Africa
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African mythology covers a large area. There are so many countries, regions, languages, tribes, cultures and imperialist crossovers that the sheer diversity of prevailing Gods would seem overwhelming if there weren't a few handy shortcuts.
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Traditional African belief is overwhelmingly monotheistic. There may be spirits and ancestors floating around, but there's only one God. Early missionaries made a complete pig's ear of their research in this respect and seem to have delighted in cataloging as many 'heathen' Gods as they could possibly

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get away with. African Creator Gods seem to follow a distinctive pattern - they are all

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extremely dissatisfied with their creations. There is much shaking of heads,
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They seem naive and unworldly.turning away in sorrow and avoidance of contact. Ankore. believing the best of everyone and optimistically giving the benefit of the doubt to all and sundry. Kilimanjaro. Savannah. the ancestral spirits are very willing to take an active part in Earthly life. TRIBES. Sudan. Many Gods are spread across different regions.with food.. Tunisia. Lesotho. Ghana. Upper Nile. Uganda. sex and booze as popular as always. Botswana. cultures and tribes. Namibia. especially from people with first-hand knowledge. But while God sits in Heaven wringing his hands in despair. East Africa. Guinea. Contact us here . Nigeria.consequences. Transvaal. Attempts to regain contact with their God by building a heavenly ladder are the subject of many an unhappy legend.com . Malawi. and the resulting garble is likely to have profoundly unforeseen and usually disastrous . Rwanda. Togo.. Ivory C oast. Kenya. and humans have to learn to be content with their lot. Madagascar. Even communicating with their creation is full of problems. Vital messages of life and death are entrusted to whichever farmyard animal happens to be passing. C ongo. Alur. C ameroon. Benin. Ethiopia. Akamba. Angola. we'd love to hear from you. C ULTURES AND PEOPLES C OVERED: Abalyia. There is a remarkable innocence about the Gods of Africa. Zambia. These are mostly into hunting and other practical subjects . Sierra Leone. South Africa. But amendments and corrections are always welcome. African Gods don't like to be pestered. On the whole. We've tried to pin them down to a particular area if possible. So if you live in the region and would like to comment. The humans are left to fend for themselves. Zimbabwe. open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd. Zaire. West Africa. Mali. REGIONS C OVERED: Algeria. No wonder they are rudely disappointed when it turns out their badly-chosen favorites are up to no good. Agni. Upper Zambesi.

Lugbara. Fon. Kavango. Zulu. Damara.com . Nbandi. Kaonde. Djaga. Masai. Go d c he c k e r ™ is a t r a d e m a r k us e d und e r lic e nc e .Asante (Ashanti). Dinka. Zambesi. Barotse. Ngombe. Nuer. Dogon. Makeni. Baventa. Nama. Lumba. Shilluk. Ijaw. Mende. Botswana Bushmen. Baule. Lotuko. (If you think there's as many tribes as there are Gods. Yoruba. Kalahari Bushmen. Banyoro. P ub lis he d b y Co m p e lling B o o k s open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd. Tunbuka. Kalyl. Tonga.2013 A ll r ig ht s r e s e r v e d . you could be right!) The Gods told us to do it. Bushoong. Basuto. Luveda. Luo. Shongon. Upoto. Lele. Isoko. Benin. Pygmy. Nupe. Koko. Songhai. Shona. Bantu. Co p y r ig ht © 1999. Baga. Bambara. Efik. Ibo. Banyarwanda. Hausa. Mbunda. Baila. Xhosa. Dagamba.

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