AFRICAN MYTHOLOGY

The Gods and Spirits of Africa

GU

Picture of the African Blacksmith God GU from our African mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

African Blacksmith God

God of Tools, Workshops and Smiths

The son of MAWU-LISA, he started off as a humble trowel and was dispatched to Earth to do little odd jobs around the place — filling unsightly craters, fixing leaky oceans, that kind of thing.

The humans were very grateful and he was soon promoted to God of Smiths, Weapons and War. He has probably reached Black and Decker status by now.

GU FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : GU
Area or people : Fon people of Benin and Togo
Location : Africa
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Blacksmiths
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : GOOD, quite approachable
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 4503
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Article last updated on 21 January 2014 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Gu: African God of Blacksmithing." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 21 Jan. 2014. Web. 18 September 2014.

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