AFRICAN MYTHOLOGY

The Gods and Spirits of Africa

 


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OSANYIN

African Plant God

Slightly eccentric God of Herbs

He lives in the forest and looks after all those terribly useful plants. Well, someone has to do it. Whether it’s medicine or curry, he can supply the appropriate leaf from his magnificent herb garden.

He is usually found standing on one leg and leaning on his staff. If you ask him why, he won’t answer because he never speaks. Hopefully he will point out the herbs you need instead.

OSANYIN FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : OSANYIN
Area or people : Yoruba people of Nigeria and Benin
Location : Africa
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Plants and Vegetation
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : OKAY, not bad
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 5984

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Article last updated on 17 January 2014 by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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