AFRICAN MYTHOLOGY

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SOPONA

African Sickness God

Scarlet-robed God of Smallpox

Not nice. He prowls around in the heat seeking victims, so stay in the shade and try to spot him before he spots you. This should hopefully be quite easy as he looks just like a God of Smallpox. Note the evil red cloak and bubbling pustules of hideousness. He will probably also be smiling.

SOPONA also checks on the correct observance of rituals and worship. You can probably guess what he does to you if your rituals aren’t up to scratch.

SOPONA FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : SOPONA
Area or people : Yoruba people of Nigeria and Benin
Location : Africa
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Disease & Sickness
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : BAD, best avoided
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 3211

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Article last updated on 27 January 2014 by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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