Duna

Duna

Also known as:

Baleri

Origin:

Hausa

Classification:

Bori

Duna belongs to the Seventh House of Bori spirits. He and his sorceress wife, Ladi Mayya, have three children:

• Kure the Hyena, their eldest son

• Manzo Maye, who lives with Ladi Mayya’s parents in the Twelfth House of Sorcerers

• Ciwo Babu Magani, “Illness with No Medicine,” who is the second wife of Dan Galadima

Duna is a master archer; his specialty is shooting women so that they are unable to bear live children. Duna’s arrows cause miscarriage and stillbirth.

Duna is a nocturnal spirit, a frequent visitor in human dreams. He prefers to visit people and communicate with them via nightmares rather than ritual possession.

Manifestation:

Duna is described as standing like a hyena; long black monkey fur hangs from his face.

Color:

Black

See Also:

Dan Galadima; Kure

Source:

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.