Arziki

Arziki

Also known as: Bagwariya

Origin: Hausa

Classification: Bori spirit

At her best, Arziki brings abundance to devotees. Her name means “Prosperity.” Her alternative name, Bagwariya, means “the Gwari woman.” (The Gwari are neighbors of the Hausa.) Arziki bestows and heals goiters and hunchbacks. She has a strong influence over her husband, Malam Alhaji, and on Dan Galadima. She may be requested to ask them to remove afflictions they have caused.

Manifestation: Arziki displays a goiter and a hunchback, the afflictions she causes.

Color: Black

Offering: Arziki has a voracious appetitite. Give generous offerings. She likes cooked black beans but does not like food prepared with peppers. She will eat non-hallal meat, including carrion.

See also:

  • Bori;
  • Dan Galadima;
  • Malam Alhaji

From the Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses– Written by Judika Illes Copyright © 2009 by Judika Illes.

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