African Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Africa


Orome and Somali Supreme God

Also known as Waaqa, Waaqa-Tokkichaa, Wak, Waq

Supreme omnipotent monotheistic Creator God of the Oromo people

Waaq created the Heavens and the Earth, and then created the first human. Unfortunately the Earth wasn’t quite finished, so he buried the man in a makeshift coffin with life support facilities to keep him safe before adding the finishing touches with fire and brimstone.

The process took seven long years, and the man was so bored at the end of it all that Waaq created a woman to keep him company. This certainly gave him something to do, and the result was thirty children. The man was a bit embarrassed by all this activity and tried to hide some of his kids, but Waaq in his wisdom turned them into animals instead.

Untouched by missionary zeal, Waaq is still a Top God today. He is supreme. He is omnipotent. He is monotheistic. He rules over all. His will is unshakeable and unbreakable. He rewards the good and punishes the bad. And he likes a great deal of attention.

In other words, Waaq is exactly like every other monotheistic deity we know of. He is worshiped devoutly and frequently by his followers, and there is little else to tell.

Oh, except that Waaq and his people have often been the target of missionaries and religious fundamentalists claiming:

a) that Waaq is Allah and should be worshiped as such
b) that Waaq is Jehovah and should be worshiped as such
c) that Waaq really is Jehovah, honestly...

Well, you get the idea.

Waaq Facts and Figures

Name: Waaq
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Waaqa, Waaqa-Tokkichaa, Wak, Waq

Gender: Male
Type: God
Area or people: Oromo of Ethiopia
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Everything
Area of expertise: Supreme, Everything

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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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