VOODOU MYTHOLOGY

The Voodoo Spirits of Haiti & the Caribbean

OGOUN

Caribbean Multi-talented God

Also known as OGU

Adopted God of Metal and much much more

He is of course the African OGUN of the Yoruba people.

And carrying on much as before in his new Voodou role. God of Fire, War, Iron, Politics, Blacksmiths and Furnaces. If he shouts ‘My balls are cold!’ you must pour some rum on the ground and set fire to it. It’s a rum business all round.

If you see him wielding a machete, it is best to leave by the back door. He also has added extras and is OGOUN-BADAGRIS who does phallic things, and OGOUN-SHANGO for Fire and Lightning.

There’s also OGOUN-FER, fer all the other things, and no doubt a few more. He is also on the Cuban ORICHAS List.

OGOUN FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : OGOUN
Location : the Caribbean
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Many Things
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : GOOD, quite approachable
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : OGU
Popularity index : 7705
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Article last updated on 25 August 2014 by Rowan Allen.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "OGOUN: God of Many Things from Caribbean mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 25 Aug. 2014. Web. 30 August 2014.

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