African Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Africa


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

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
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: 7373

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Article last revised on November 01, 2018 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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