AFRICAN MYTHOLOGY

The Gods and Spirits of Africa

IMANA

Picture of IMANA from our African mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the full story here.

African Creator God

Also known as IYAKARE, RUREMA, RUGIRA

Creator God with very long arms

He has lengthy limbs to distance himself from humanity after an annoying old lady messed up his immortality plans for mankind.

He tried to do away with Mr Death, but some silly old woman hid him under her skirt. So IMANA said: "What the hell — you want him, you keep him".

Consequently, the Underworld now outnumbers the living world and IMANA has to do his best to keep the deadies from creeping through the cracks.

IMANA FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : IMANA
Area or people : Banyarwanda tribe of Rwanda
Location : Africa
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Creating
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : OKAY, not bad
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : IYAKARE, RUREMA, RUGIRA
Popularity index : 7893

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Article last updated on 10 January 2014 by Rowan Allen.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "IMANA: God of Creation from African mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 10 Jan. 2014. Web. 24 July 2014.

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