African Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Africa

ALA

Igbo Fertility Goddess

Also known as Ale, Alla, Ane

Picture of the African Fertility Goddess Ala from our African mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Earth Mother Goddess

A very popular deity, her specialist subjects are Fertility and Death. Thus she has a hand in the beginning of life and its end.

She was begotten by Sun God Chuku and, finding him irresistibly sunny, became his wife.

Ala Facts and Figures

Name: Ala
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Ale, Alla, Ane

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Area or people: Igbo people of Nigeria
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Fertility
Area of expertise: Fertility

Good/Evil Rating: GOOD, quite approachable
Popularity index: 2762

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

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