African Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Africa

NYOKON

Nyokon Spider God 🕷️

Also known as Nyokonan

Father of Spider Children

You think you’ve got problems? He had a wayward son who was a spider. Just how wayward was shown when number one son became number one mother’s lover.

So Nyokon expelled him from Heaven. Strangely, on Earth the spider — named Nyiko — become some sort of tribal trickster hero, whilst poor old Nyokon hardly gets a mention.

This may be because he has the same name as the Nyokon people he belongs to. Coincidence? Mistaken identity? Or maybe this is one of Nyiko’s tangled webs of confusion.

Nyokon Facts and Figures

Name: Nyokon
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Nyokonan

Gender: Male
Type: God
Area or people: Nyokon of Cameroon Grasslands
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: 🕷️
In charge of: Spiders
Area of expertise: Spiders

Good/Evil Rating: GOOD, quite approachable
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Article last revised on May 16, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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