AFRICAN MYTHOLOGY

The Gods and Spirits of Africa

WAAQA

African Supreme God

Also known as WAQ, WAK, WAAQA-TOKKICHAA

Supreme Omnipotent Monotheistic Creator God of the Oromo people

WAAQA created the Heavens and the Earth, and then created the first human. Unfortunately the Earth wasn’t quite finished, so he buried the man in a makeshift coffin with life support facilities to keep him safe before adding the finishing touches with fire and brimstone.

The process took seven long years, and the man was so bored at the end of it all that WAAQA created a woman to keep him company. This certainly gave him something to do, and the result was thirty children. The man was a bit embarrassed by all this activity and tried to hide some of his kids, but WAAQA in his wisdom turned them into animals instead.

Untouched by missionary zeal, WAAQA is still a Top God today. He is supreme. He is omnipotent. He is monotheistic. He rules over all. His will is unshakeable and unbreakable. He rewards the good and punishes the bad. And he likes a great deal of attention.

In other words, WAAQA is exactly like every other monotheistic deity we know of. He is worshipped devoutly and frequently by his followers, and there is little else to tell.

Oh, except that WAAQA and his people have often been the target of missionaries and religious fundamentalists claiming:

a) that WAAQA is ALLAH and should be worshipped as such
b) that WAAQA is JEHOVAH and should be worshipped as such
c) that WAAQA really is JEHOVAH, honestly...

Well, you get the idea.

WAAQA FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : WAAQA
Area or people : Oromo of Ethiopia
Location : Africa
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Everything
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : GREAT, really beneficial
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : WAQ, WAK, WAAQA-TOKKICHAA
Popularity index : 4999

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Article last updated on 15 January 2014 by Rowan Allen.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "WAAQA: Supreme God from African mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 15 Jan. 2014. Web. 22 July 2014.

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