Berber Mythology

Abu Yazid

Abu Yazid

Abu Yazid (Abuyazidu) (d. 947) Berber (Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia) The historical figure on whom the mythical hero bayajida may have ...
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Kura

Kura

Kura is a Berber water spirit, guardian of a spring in Cyrene, now in modern Libya. Cyrene may sound like ...
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Abu Yazid

Abu Yazid (Abuyazidu) (d. 947) Berber (Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia) The historical figure on whom the mythical hero bayajida may have been based. Abu Yazid was…

Lamia

Lamia ORIGIN: Greek or Berber (Amazigh) In Greek mythology, Lamia was a Libyan queen loved by Zeus. Their relationship lasted long enough to bear at…

Kura

Kura is a Berber water spirit, guardian of a spring in Cyrene, now in modern Libya. Cyrene may sound like a backwater now but once…

Al-Kahina

Al-Kahina (d. 701) Lamtuna (Mauritania, Morocco) A half-legendary, half-historic Berber heroine and queen. Originally named Zaynab alNafzawiya, she became known as Dahia al-Kahina, “the prophetess.”…