African Mythology

African Mythology is a blend of different culture with most of the themes relating to animals and especially tricksters. Gods of different elements have been appointed as in the tradition in Africa and are credited for most happenings in their part of the world and revered as deities to be worshipped. Although no single set of myths and legends unites this diverse population, different culture groups and regions share some common elements.

Let’s begin with the gods. The video below will briefly introduce you to the Yoruba religion from west Africa, and the Orishas that populate Yoruba stories:

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