Fon (Benin, formerly Dahomey)
Minona, powerful spirit of magic, lives deep within the forest. She presides over women and the home. Minona is either the mother or the sister of Legba, with whom she is closely associated. Minona can be a bit of a trickster, too.
• Minona grants personal fertility to women.
• She bestows and enhances agricultural fertility.
• She teaches women every type of magic plus divination via palm kernels.
Minona lacks official shrines. Instead, women create personal shrines in their homes.
Offering: Fruit, flowers, efforts to preserve African rainforests
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.