African Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Africa

GAUNAB

Xhosa and Khoikhoi Evil God

Also known as GUNAB

Picture of the African Evil God Gaunab from our African mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

God of Evil

He is responsible for all misfortune, disease and death. Evil spirits and big horrible snakes a specialty.

He has many battles with arch-enemies Gamab and Tsui-goab, and is still on the loose. So be careful out there.

Gaunab is unspeakably evil — so we won’t speak about it. However, he did unexpectedly create the rainbow so he can’t be all bad.

Gaunab Facts and Figures

Name: Gaunab
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: GUNAB

Gender: Male
Type: God
Area or people: Xhosa people of South Africa, Namibian Nama, and Khoikhoi
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Evil
Area of expertise: Evil

Good/Evil Rating: BAD, best avoided
Popularity index: 332

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Article last revised on November 03, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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