List of African mythological figures

This is a list of African spirits as well as deities found within the traditional African religions. It also covers spirits as well as deities found within the Afro-American religions—which is mostly derived from traditional African religions. Additionally, prominent mythic figures including heroes and legendary creatures may also be included in this list.[1][2][3]

AkanEdit

AlurEdit

  • Jok Odudu

BambaraEdit

BagandaEdit

BahumonoEdit

  • Owazi

BolokiEdit

DahomeyEdit

DinkaEdit

EfikEdit

FangEdit

FulaniEdit

  • Baa-Wamnde
  • Bâgoumâwel
  • Bocoonde
  • Buytoorin
  • Celi
  • Dandi
  • Dumunna
  • Foroforondu
  • Ga
  • Gorko-mawɗo
  • Guéno
  • Haɓɓana-koel
  • Hammadi
  • Kaidara
  • Kiikala
  • Koumbasara
  • Koumen
  • Lewru
  • Naagara
  • Naange
  • Ndurbeele
  • Neɗɗo
  • Neɗɗo-mawɗo
  • Njeddo Dewal
  • Nounfayiri
  • Rongo
  • Silé Sadio
  • Sitti
  • Tongo
  • Tooke
  • Tyanaba

GikuyuEdit

HausaEdit

IgboEdit

IjoEdit

KissiEdit

KhoikhoiEdit

KongoEdit

KrachiEdit

LotukoEdit

LugbaraEdit

MaasaiEdit

MbunduEdit

NuerEdit

NyangaEdit

  • Kahindo
  • Kasiyembe
  • Katee
  • Kentse
  • Kiruka
  • Kitundukutu
  • Kubikubi
  • Mbura
  • Mitandi
  • Mpaca
  • Mukiti
  • Muisa
  • Musoka
  • Mweri
  • Mwindo
  • Nkuba
  • Ntumba
  • Nyamurairi
  • Ongo
  • Yana

LundaEdit

PygmyEdit

SawarEdit

SererEdit

ShonaEdit

SonghaiEdit

  • Dongo
  • Faran Baru Koda
  • Faran Maka Bote
  • Fono
  • Harakoy Dikko
  • Irikoy
  • Kyirey
  • Manda Hausakoy
  • Moussa Gname
  • Moussa Nyawri
  • Nana Miriam
  • N'Debbi
  • Nyaberi
  • Zaberi

SothoEdit

TumbukaEdit

YorubaEdit

VendaEdit

XhosaEdit

ZuluEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lynch, Patricia Ann; Roberts, Jeremy (2010). African Mythology, A to Z. Infobase Publishing. ISBN 978-1-4381-3133-7.
  2. ^ Lugira, Aloysius Muzzanganda (2009). African Traditional Religion. Infobase Publishing. ISBN 978-1-4381-2047-8.
  3. ^ Asante, Molefi Kete; Mazama, Ama (2008-11-26). Encyclopedia of African Religion. SAGE Publications. ISBN 978-1-5063-1786-1.