AFRICAN MYTHOLOGY

The Gods and Spirits of Africa

BABALU-AYE

African Healer God

Also known as BABALUAYE, OBALUAYE

Hard-working deity of healing

One of the ORISHAS, he will do his best against infections and epidemics, especially the nasty infestations created by his spirit cousin SHAKPANA.

Unfortunately, like most doctors, BABALU-AYE is overworked and understaffed. You can help by making a donation: offerings of white wine and popcorn will not be turned away. Please give generously to this worthy cause.

Sources tell us BABALU-AYE walks on crutches — or possibly just carries them around. He also has two dogs. To sniff out infection? His favorite colors are brown, black and purple — the hues of bruising.

We regret to report that at the moment BABALU-AYE’s most pressing problem is AIDS, which he is constantly being asked to cure. We just hope his medical scientists are working on it.

BABALU-AYE FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : BABALU-AYE
Area or people : Yoruba people of Nigeria and Benin
Location : Africa
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Healing
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : GOOD, quite approachable
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : BABALUAYE, OBALUAYE
Popularity index : 12308

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Article last updated on 23 April 2013 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "BABALU-AYE: God of Healing from African mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 23 Apr. 2013. Web. 29 July 2014.

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