African Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Africa


African Death God

Also known as Gauna, Gaunab

Supreme God of Life, Death and Seasonal Renewal

Gamab lives in the sky and directs the fate of mankind. When it’s time for someone to die, Gamab gets out his bow and shoots them down with an arrow.

He has his own village in the Heavens with a ritual fire. When a newcomer comes along, as a gesture of kindness he offers them a drink from a bowl of liquid fat. Ewwwww.

Gamab’s arch-enemy is the evil Gaunab. Luckily there’s another goodie, in the form of Tsui-goab.

Gamab Facts and Figures

Name: Gamab
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Gauna, Gaunab

Gender: Male
Type: God
Area or people: Damara of Namibia
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Death
Area of expertise: Death

Good/Evil Rating: GOOD, quite approachable
Popularity index: 16217

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Article last revised on May 16, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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