Aido-Hwedo Fon (Benin) The cosmic serpent, a servant of the Creator, Mawu-Lisa. Aido-Hwedo existed before Mawu-Lisa and participated in the creation of the universe. Aido-Hwedo carried the Creator in his mouth as she created the world. Wherever they rested there are mountains, which were built up from Aido-Hwedo’s excrement. When the Creator was finished, Aido-Hwedo curled himself around and under the Earth, where he continues to hold everything in the universe in its place. Aido-Hwedo was seen as the rainbow or as light reflected in water.

Taken from African Mythology A to Z – Library Binding – May 1, 2010- Second Edition – Written by Patricia Ann Lynch (Author), Jeremy Roberts Dr (Editor) – Copyright © 2004, 2010 by Patricia Ann Lynch

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