AFRICAN MYTHOLOGY

The Gods and Spirits of Africa

OCHOSI

African Hunting God

Also known as OCSHOSI, OXOSSI, OXÓSSE

Forest God of Hunting and Justice

One of the ORISHAS, he’s a hunter spirit who is great at scouting for prey and sniffing out likely targets.

As a barefoot detective of enormous cunning, OCHOSI is also good at uncovering that most elusive of animals — truth. Where required he can also dish out justice with his bow and arrow. Sherlock Holmes with a spear.

OCHOSI FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : OCHOSI
Area or people : Yoruba people of Nigeria and Benin
Location : Africa
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Hunting
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : OKAY, not bad
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : OCSHOSI, OXOSSI, OXÓSSE
Popularity index : 5859
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Article last updated on 23 April 2013 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "OCHOSI: God of Hunting from African mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 23 Apr. 2013. Web. 30 August 2014.

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