AFRICAN MYTHOLOGY

The Gods and Spirits of Africa

OBASSI-OSAW

African Creator God

Creator God with very poor security

After creating the world and everything in it, he provided mankind with all necessities except fire. All requests were refused.

Then one day a small boy called at the back door of Heaven asking if there were any odd jobs going. He ran errands, did chores and was always extremely reliable. In fact he made himself so indispensable that he was trusted with just about everything.

Then one quiet night he sneaked off back to Earth with the secret of fire. Which all goes to prove you can’t trust a small boy with a box of matches.

We do not know whether there were any PROMETHEUS-style repercussions.

OBASSI-OSAW FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : OBASSI-OSAW
Area or people : Hausa of Nigeria
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 : None known
Popularity index : 2904

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Article last updated on 27 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. "OBASSI-OSAW: God of Creation from African mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 27 Jan. 2014. Web. 25 July 2014.

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