Creator God of the Ibo people
In the beginning CHUKU was floating in the sky pondering the Meaning of Life. In an inspired moment he created Ale. Stop. Before we go any further we must emphatically deny any association with the brewing industry. The Ale created by CHUKU was Mother Earth. Perhaps it may be better to use her alternative name ALA to avoid confusion.
Unfortunately, instead of popping down to earth or sending a quick email, CHUKU chose to spread the tremendous news by using a messenger sheep. Yes, a sheep. We don't know why. Probably just woolly thinking.
Of course, the sheep muffed the message and put the word out that dead people should be burned to ashes and covered with Mother Earth. As a result, the human race missed out on immortality and the dead stay dead. We hope the sheep feels very sheepish about this.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.
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Area or people : Ibo people of Nigeria
Location : Africa
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : GOOD, quite approachable
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 837
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