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OSANYIN

Slightly eccentric God of Herbs

He lives in the forest and looks after all those terribly useful plants. Well, someone has to do it. Whether it's medicine or curry, he can supply the appropriate leaf from his magnificent herb garden.

He is usually found standing on one leg and leaning on his staff. If you ask him why, he won't answer because he never speaks. Hopefully he will point out the herbs you need instead.

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Article last updated on 20 May 2011
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT OSANYIN : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : OSANYIN
Area or people : Yoruba people of Nigeria and Benin
Location : Africa
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : OKAY, not bad
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 538

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