Igbo Agriculture Goddess
Also known as Ahia Njoku, Ahiajoku
Goddess of Yams
She’s very sweet. As in sweet potato.
The staple diet of many peoples, yams have a particular significance for the Igbo people. They even have a special New Yam Festival each year when the brand new yam harvest is ready.
As Goddess of such an important food, Aha Njoku offers the complete yam service: yam growth, yam harvesting, insurance for yam farmers, you name it. She may also have a yammy colleague named Ifejioku.
Yams are nutritious and delicious — and also a very interesting shape. Who can’t resist a yummy yam? Yam jam, wham-a-yam, yummy yams...
Ahem. Sorry. Anyway, yams are highly popular in African mythology. See Nyankopon and Ruwa.
Why not start your own plantation? You are never alone with a yam.
Aha Njoku Facts and Figures
Name: Aha Njoku
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Ahia Njoku, Ahiajoku
Area or people: Igbo people of Nigeria
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
In charge of: Agriculture and Farming
Area of expertise: Agriculture, Farming
Good/Evil Rating: GOOD, quite approachable
Popularity index: 5858
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Article last revised on November 01, 2018 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.