African Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Africa


African Creator God

Also known as Iyakare, Rugira, Rurema

Picture of the African Creator God Imana from our African mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Creator God with very long arms

He has lengthy limbs to distance himself from humanity after an annoying old lady messed up his immortality plans for mankind.

He tried to do away with Mr Death, but some silly old woman hid him under her skirt. So Imana said: “What the hell — you want him, you keep him”.

Consequently, the Underworld now outnumbers the living world and Imana has to do his best to keep the deadies from creeping through the cracks.

Imana Facts and Figures

Name: Imana
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Iyakare, Rugira, Rurema

Gender: Male
Type: God
Area or people: Banyarwanda tribe of Rwanda
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Creating
Area of expertise: Creation

Good/Evil Rating: OKAY, not bad
Popularity index: 8135

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Article last revised on August 24, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

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