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2 By: Yelena, Niki, Neha, Natalie, and Natasha By: Yelena, Niki, Neha, Natalie, and Natasha

3 Yoruba Religion  Is a major African religion, based in Nigeria  Over 25 million Yoruba people  One overall god  Other gods are the Irunmole and the Orisha  Respect ancestors  Sprit lives after death and reincarnates in blood relatives  Moments in life can be predicted  Is a major African religion, based in Nigeria  Over 25 million Yoruba people  One overall god  Other gods are the Irunmole and the Orisha  Respect ancestors  Sprit lives after death and reincarnates in blood relatives  Moments in life can be predicted

4 African Gods: Introduction Many different gods each have different roles. African gods are similar to Greek gods. They have emotions and act human-like. With that said: Lets meet the top 11 gods of African Mythology! Many different gods each have different roles. African gods are similar to Greek gods. They have emotions and act human-like. With that said: Lets meet the top 11 gods of African Mythology!

5 Olorun  Top God  God of the sky, peace and justice  Creator of the Earth and humans  Father of two: Odudua and Obatala  Favorite Color: White  Top God  God of the sky, peace and justice  Creator of the Earth and humans  Father of two: Odudua and Obatala  Favorite Color: White

6 Olokun  Olorun ’ s brother  God of the Sea  Possibly a sea goddess  Married to Olorun OO lorun ’ s brother GG od of the Sea PP ossibly a sea goddess MM arried to Olorun

7 Bumba Obtala  God of vomit and creator  Had a stomach ache for centuries  Threw up the world and creatures on it  God of vomit and creator  Had a stomach ache for centuries  Threw up the world and creatures on it  Creator god of humans  Loved wine  Made humans when under the influence of alcohol

8 Shango Eshu  God of thunder  Fourth king of Yoruba  Colors: Red and White  Likes to party and feast  God of thunder  Fourth king of Yoruba  Colors: Red and White  Likes to party and feast TTrickster god of decisions and choices OOffers advice to those in need OOwns the roads of life HHas a sense of humor

9 Orishas Yemaya  Guardian spirits under control of Olorun  One of the Orishas  Mother of water and childbirth

10 Anansi Elegua  Spider god  Creator god: created sun and moon  Sneaky, Trickster, Sly  Spider god  Creator god: created sun and moon  Sneaky, Trickster, Sly  Provides more opportunity + second chances  Trickster: can make some choices seem difficult

11 Orunmilla  One of the Orishas  Spirit of Wisdom: Divine  Makes Prophecies  Has his own priests  Equipped with “ divination chains ”  One of the Orishas  Spirit of Wisdom: Divine  Makes Prophecies  Has his own priests  Equipped with “ divination chains ”

12 African Gods’ Family Tree OLORUN OLOKUN ODUDA OBATALA AGANJU OBATALA ORUNMILA YEMAJA ORUNGAN ORUNMILA SHANGO OSHUN OYA OBA OKUN SHAKPANA KEY BLUE= male PINK= femaleD

13 Important Cities Ife- “First city” in the world. The spot of land Obtala (aka Odudawa) landed on Prosperous and religious center Important center of art and culture Oyo- Shango ruled here Prosperous and powerful empire (partly because of appearance of horse) Benin- Brass casting techniques from Ife

14 Creation of the Universe  Most important things, like religion, are at center of their life  The most important god, Oluddumare, created a force for each gender.  Oloddumare said that Olorun was female  Nana gave birth to two eggs named Mawa and Lissa.  They created Oshumare the rainbow serpent.  Irunmole then created the universe and the gods  The Orishas created spiritual leaders  Most important things, like religion, are at center of their life  The most important god, Oluddumare, created a force for each gender.  Oloddumare said that Olorun was female  Nana gave birth to two eggs named Mawa and Lissa.  They created Oshumare the rainbow serpent.  Irunmole then created the universe and the gods  The Orishas created spiritual leaders

15 Creation of Life and Land Life or no life? Land or no land? The choice was Obtala’s! How Obtala Created Land and Animals on Earth

16  Irunmola and Oloddumare debate on expanding the universe  Oloddumare agreed, adding there must be something to hold the entire universe together  Oshumare (Rainbow Serpent) was created to hold the universe together  However, when Oshumare gets hungry and starts eating his own tail, the world will become uncreated, falling apart

17 PB wiki In order to collaborate and improve our rate of success we used a website called PB wiki to share the information we found. http://hydeafricamythology.pbwiki.com/

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