African Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Africa

OBASSI OSAW

Ekoi Creator God

Creator God with very poor security

He is the twin of Creator God Obassi Nsi. After creating the world and everything in it, he retired to live in the Sky while his brother chose the Earth. Together they provided mankind with all necessities except fire. All requests were refused.

Then one day a small boy called at the back door of Heaven asking if there were any odd jobs going. He ran errands, did chores and was always extremely reliable. In fact he made himself so indispensable that he was trusted with just about everything.

Then one quiet night he sneaked off back to Earth with the secret of fire. Which all goes to prove you can’t trust a small boy with a box of matches.

We do not know whether there were any Prometheus-style repercussions.

Obassi Osaw Facts and Figures

Name: Obassi Osaw
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

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

In charge of: Creating
Area of expertise: Creation

Good/Evil Rating: OKAY, not bad
Popularity index: 1528

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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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