African Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Africa

JUOK

Anuak and Shilluk Creator God

Also known as Nyikang

Creator God

His story is rather complicated and involves Heaven and Earth being loaves of bread. There is also fish from the river Nile, grain, cattle, sickness and suffering. This all sounds a bit Biblical to be honest.

It all boils down to Nyikang, the local king, being propelled to divine status. Do you really need to know more?

Juok Facts and Figures

Name: Juok
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Nyikang

Gender: Male
Type: God
Area or people: Anuak and Shilluk people of the Upper Nile
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Creating
Area of expertise: Creation

Good/Evil Rating: OKAY, not bad
Popularity index: 1470

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Article last revised on November 02, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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