African Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Africa

THIXO

Xhosa Creator God

Also known as Tiko, uThixo

Sun God and defender of itchy noses

Thixo is not a brand of adhesive but a Creator Sun God. He is a regional version of creator deity Tsui-goab. He is also known as – or may possibly be the father of – Qamatha.

According to writer Nomboniso Gasa, his name is most frequently invoked when sneezing. Thus: “Atchooo! Thixo!”.

If you have a cold, no doubt he will bless you with mighty blessings.

Thixo Facts and Figures

Name: Thixo
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Tiko, uThixo

Gender: Male
Type: God
Area or people: Xhosa and Ponda people of South Africa
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Creating
Area of expertise: Creation

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Article last revised on November 03, 2018 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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