The Gods and Spirits of Africa


Picture of the African Creator God ADROA from our African mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

African Creator God

Creator God with a split personality

He’s a God of two halves. In fact he is half good and half evil.

Having created the Universe he decided on a final bit of D.I.Y, and made Adro — the Earth.

Being a half-hearted God, he was something of a split personality, so split himself straight down the middle. Literally. Each half had one eye, half a mouth, one arm, and one leg. But no naughty bits. No half measures for him.

The good half remained in Heaven, while the nasty side became the snaky ADRO and took charge of earthly things. We don’t know what the Heavenly half does because, with the division of interests, it didn’t bother to keep in touch.


Name : ADROA
Area or people : Lugbara people of Zaire and Uganda
Location : Africa
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Creating
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : GREAT, really beneficial
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 7812
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Article last updated on 18 October 2013 by Rowan Allen.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Adroa: African God of Creation (African mythology) ." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 18 Oct. 2013. Web. 30 September 2014.

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