African Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Africa

ANDUMBULU

Dogon Underworld Spirits

Also known as Andoumboulou, Antumbulu

Pint-sized Spirits of the Underworld

These were the very first humans, born of the naughty union of Ogo with his own mother Earth.

Described as pygmies with massive heads, at some point they transmogrified into snake-like spirits and slithered off to the Underworld. Since then, the Andumbulu have shared Underworld duties with their colleagues the Yeban.

The Andumbulu have their own range of wooden masks which give the wearer super-powers of domination over other people. If a little guy with a huge wooden mask starts dancing in front of you, we suggest you run away while your mind is still your own.

Andumbulu Facts and Figures

Name: Andumbulu
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Andoumboulou, Antumbulu

Gender: Male
Type: Spirits
Area or people: Dogon people of Mali
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: the Underworld
Area of expertise: Underworld

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index: 1943

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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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