African Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Africa


Dogon Chaos God

Horrifically awful Dogon Trickster God

One of the creations of Amma, and a rebel of horribleness. We must warn you that the following story includes sacrifice, stolen semen, fellatio, biting the end off a very private part, circumcision, mutilation and practices so unsavory it would be enough to put a cannibal off his food.

Actually, the story is far too unpleasant to relate so let’s just skip it.

Needless to say, Ogo’s upbringing left much to be desired and the tortured twisted creature became the embodiment of Chaos.

A rampant reptilian creaure, he escaped from Amma’s primordial cosmic egg and filched the whole yolk. Not because he was hungry, but because he thought his twin sister and rival Yasigi was hiding inside. She wasn’t; Amma had placed her in the care of the Nommo Twins.

Frustrated Ogo was left with egg on his face and a whopping big wobbly yolk to deal with. He decided to mate with it and create his own rebel world. But the yolk became hard-boiled and turned into a dry, dusty yellow Earth.

To save the world from Ogo’s incestuous behavior, which was threatening the entire fabric of creation, Amma sacrificed one of the Nommos and scattered the bits all over the universe. Seeking the power of speech, he tried an incestuous union with Mother Earth which brought impurity and barrenness to the world.

Finally Amma dealt with him by setting him down into the dry yellow bushlands he created and transforming him into Yurugu, the Pale Fox of Trickery.

Ogo Facts and Figures

Name: Ogo
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Male
Type: God
Area or people: Dogon people of Mali
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Chaos
Area of expertise: Chaos

Good/Evil Rating: BAD, best avoided
Popularity index: 31822

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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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