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IMANA
Also known as IYAKARE, RUREMA, RUGIRA

A picture showing the legend of IMANA taken from our African mythology archives. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the story below or search the index for more African Gods, African Goddesses, heroes, demons and monsters!

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.

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Article last updated on 12 May 2011
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT IMANA : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : IMANA
Area or people : Banyarwanda tribe of Rwanda
Location : Africa
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : OKAY, not bad
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : IYAKARE, RUREMA, RUGIRA
Popularity index : 724

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