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YURUGU

A picture showing the legend of YURUGU taken from our African mythology archives. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the story below or search the index for more African Gods, African Goddesses, heroes, demons and monsters!

Rebel God of Chaos

He escaped from AMMA's cosmic egg and filched the whole yolk. Not because he was hungry, but because he thought his twin sister YASIGI was hiding inside. She wasn't; AMMA had placed her in the care of the NOMMO Twins.

Frustrated YURUGU was left with egg on his face and a whopping big wobbly yolk to deal with. He decided to mate with it. But the yolk became hard-boiled and turned into a dry, dusty yellow Earth.

To save the world from YURUGU's incestuous behavior, which was threatening the entire fabric of creation, AMMA sacrificed one of the NOMMOs and scattered the bits all over the universe. YURUGU slinked away and might now be ruling the dry Dogon wastes disguised as a pale fox. See OGO.

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Article last updated on 23 May 2011
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT YURUGU : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : YURUGU
Area or people : Dogon people of Mali
Location : Africa
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : TOTALLY EVIL, danger!
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 676

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