AFRICAN MYTHOLOGY

The Gods and Spirits of Africa

RUWA

African Creator God

Kilimanjaro God who created the Forbidden Vegetable

He’s the top deity of the Djaga tribe in the beautiful surroundings of Kilimanjaro. Nice work. A magnificent bit of creation there. He must be very proud of it.

To go with the glorious view, he created his own Eden-style Garden of Kilimanjaro. And true to form he placed at the center a yam tree with accompanying forbidden fruit policy.

Naturally you know what happens — Someone comes along to spoil it all. Not a beautiful woman wearing a fig leaf (mankind was already well established by this time); just some random guy. Probably a tourist on a mountain-climbing expedition.

"Oooh, look. A yam tree," he said. "Yams are delicious. Come on everybody, try one." And suddenly it was yummy yummy yam time.

RUWA, who had been out for the day, returned to discover his own personal delicacy ravaged to extinction. He was furious. Yes — the usual punishment. Death. No more immortality.

RUWA FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : RUWA
Area or people : Djaga from Kilimanjaro
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 : 3610
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Article last updated on 22 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. "Ruwa: African God of Creation." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 22 Jan. 2014. Web. 17 September 2014.

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