African Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Africa


Itsekiri (Koko) Creator God

Picture of the African Creator God Nyambe (2) from our African mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Creator God of the Life Tree

He planted the Life Tree in his garden. All were welcome to visit, embrace it and restore themselves to health and vigor whenever they felt poorly.

Humans took advantage for a while, then became complacent and couldn’t be bothered. “Who wants to visit a boring old tree anyway?” they said.

So he uprooted it and took it off to Heaven. Life without the Life Tree was never the same again. Not to mention Death.

Nyambe (2) Facts and Figures

Name: Nyambe (2)
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Male
Type: God
Area or people: Itsekiri (Koko) people of Nigeria
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Creating
Area of expertise: Creation

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Article last revised on May 16, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

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