African Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Africa


Malagasy Population God

Also known as Adriambahomanana, Andriambahomanani

Picture of the African Population God Andriambahomanana from our African mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

The First Human — and also the God of Bananas

Andriambahomanana (male) and Andriamahilala (female) were the first humans. Perpetrated by Sky, their mission was to populate the Earth — and seemingly half the alphabet. This they did with much enthusiasm.

After some centuries, Sky thought they had gone on quite long enough and asked them to choose retirement plans. Impressed with its ability to grow new shoots, Andriambahomanana decided to become a banana plant. Which was certainly a bold move.

His wife Andriamahilala, on the other hand, opted to become the Moon. Sky breathed a sigh of relief.

Andriambahomanana Facts and Figures

Name: Andriambahomanana
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Adriambahomanana, Andriambahomanani

Gender: Male
Type: God
Area or people: Malagasy of Madagascar
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Populating
Area of expertise: Populating

Good/Evil Rating: OKAY, not bad
Popularity index: 4865

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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.

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