African Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Africa


Baga Masculinity Spirit

Picture of the African Masculinity Spirit Somtup from our African mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Spirit of Male Initiation

He looks after male initiations and rites of passage. We are talking secret handshakes, bits of anatomy threatened with scissors and surreal shenanigans in the woods with the lads. All to prove you are a man.

Nowadays the same effect can be achieved with much less embarrassment by purchasing the right brand of aftershave.

As you might expect, Somtup has a female equivalent, his wife a-Bol. She must have been impressed with his choice of aftershave.

Somtup Facts and Figures

Name: Somtup
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Male
Type: Spirit
Area or people: Baga of Guinea
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Manhood
Area of expertise: Men, Man, Male, Masculinity, Macho

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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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