African Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Africa


Malagasy Creator God

Also known as Andriananahary, Ndrian, Ndriananhary

Over-optimistic Mud Creator God

His name means ‘Life Comes From Me’ which is appropriate enough. He seems to be a regional aspect of Zanahary with his own version of creation.

Ndriananahary created the world from hot arid mud, but wasn’t sure how habitable this was, so he sent his son Ataokoloinona down for environmental checks.

Unfortunately his son vanished without trace, so Ndriananahary was forced to send mankind down anyway and hope for the best. “But please keep an eye out for my missing son,” he said.

Ever since then, humans who die are supposed to return to Heaven for new instructions. But they seem to prefer it down here and never return. Such stick-in-the-muds.

Meanwhile Ataokoloinona is still missing...

Ndriananahary Facts and Figures

Name: Ndriananahary
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Andriananahary, Ndrian, Ndriananhary

Gender: Male
Type: God
Area or people: Nigeria, Malagasy people of Madagascar
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Creating
Area of expertise: Creation

Good/Evil Rating: GOOD, quite approachable
Popularity index: 5551

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Article last revised on November 02, 2018 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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