AFRICAN MYTHOLOGY

The Gods and Spirits of Africa

SOMTUP

Picture of the African Masculinity Spirit SOMTUP from our African mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

African Masculinity Spirit

Spirit of Male Initiation

He looks after male initiations and rites of passage. We are talking secret handshakes, bits of anatomy threatened with scissors and surreal shenanigans in the woods with the lads. All to prove you are a man.

Nowadays the same effect can be achieved with much less embarrassment by purchasing the right brand of aftershave.

We have a strong suspicion that SOMTUP is married to his female equivalent NIMBA. Unless of course she wasn’t impressed with his choice of aftershave.

SOMTUP FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : SOMTUP
Area or people : Baga of Guinea
Location : Africa
Gender : Male
Type : spiritual being
In charge of : Manhood
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : OKAY, not bad
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 2482
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Article last updated on 29 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. "Somtup: African Spirit of Men (African mythology) ." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 29 Jan. 2014. Web. 1 October 2014.

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