Ashanti Mythology

Ashanti Mythology

Aberewa

Aberewa Ashanti (Ghana) The name given to both the primordial, or first, woman and a powerful earth goddess, who was ...
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Ashanti Mythology

Abosom

Abosom is the name for the pantheon of gods and goddesses of the Ashanti and other members of the Akan ...
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Adu Ogyinae

Adu Ogyinae

Adu Ogyinae In African mythology (Ashanti of Ghana), the first man. The Ashanti tell several myths concerning the origin of ...
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Ashanti Mythology

Amokye

Amokye- Ashanti (Ghana) The woman who welcomed the souls of dead women to Asamando, the Land of the Dead. (See ...
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Anansi

Anansi

Anansi (Ananse) Ashanti (Ghana) The spider, a trickster and culture hero. Anansi is one of the most popular characters in ...
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Ashanti Mythology

Asamando

Asamando Ashanti (Ghana) The land of the dead (see also underworld). A woman named Amokye welcomed the souls of dead ...
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Asase Yaa

Asase Yaa

Asase Yaa Old Woman Earth Also known as: Aberewa (Primordial Woman) Origin: Ashanti In the West, Asase Yaa is best ...
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Nyame

Nyame (oNyAMe, The Shining One) Ashanti (Ghana) The all-knowing, all-powerful Supreme God, Creator of the universe, and head of the ...
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Nyankopon

Nyankopon

Nyankopon (Onyankopon) - Ashanti (Ghana) One aspect of the triple god Nyame. (The third aspect was Odomankoma.) Nyame represented the ...
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Ashanti Mythology

Obayifo

Obayifo A kind of living vampire found among the Ashanti people on the Gold Coast in West Africa. The obayifo ...
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Ashanti Mythology

Odomankoma

Odomankoma is one aspect of the triple god Nyame. (The third aspect was Nyankopon.) Nyame represented the natural universe; Nyankopon, ...
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