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OBAMBOU

Picture of the African Demon OBAMBOU from our African mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

African Demon

Also known as OBAMBO

West African Demon of Insanity

If a dead person isn’t buried properly with all the right rites, their spirit will be unable to rest and will seek solace inside the body of a new-born child. Possession by a spirit is obviously a very bad thing and can cause a lifetime of trouble.

Someone afflicted with an OBAMBOU will suffer multitudes of distressing symptoms. Insanity. Weird behavior. Anti-social tendencies. Dribbling and jerking. If that sounds like anyone you know, don’t panic. It could just be a phase they’re going through.

Luckily there is a cure. OBAMBOU spirits can be repulsed by the sound of bees in flight. So just tell them to bzzzzzzzzzz off!

OBAMBOU FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : OBAMBOU
Area or people : Nkâmi (Camma) tribe of West Africa
Location : Africa
Gender : Both male and female
Type : demon
In charge of :
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : BAD, best avoided
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : OBAMBO
Popularity index : 4781

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Article last updated on 18 May 2011 by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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