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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.
Arziki displays a goiter and a hunchback, the afflictions she causes.
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.
- Dan Galadima;
- Malam Alhaji
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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