African Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Africa


Lugbara Creator God

Picture of the African Creator God Adroa from our African mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Creator God with a split personality

He’s a God of two halves. In fact he is half good and half evil.

Having created the Universe he decided on a final bit of D.I.Y, and made Adro — the Earth.

Being a half-hearted God, he was something of a split personality, so split himself straight down the middle. Literally. Each half had one eye, half a mouth, one arm, and one leg. But no naughty bits. No half measures for him.

The good half remained in Heaven, while the nasty side became the snaky Adro and took charge of earthly things. We don’t know what the Heavenly half does because, with the division of interests, it didn’t bother to keep in touch.

Adroa Facts and Figures

Name: Adroa
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Male
Type: God
Area or people: Lugbara people of Zaire and Uganda
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Creating
Area of expertise: Creation

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Article last revised on November 01, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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