African Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Africa

WERE

Luo God

Also known as Wuona, Wuonji, Wuonkwere, Wuonoru

Firm but fair Godfather deity

He’s a good fatherly God, always around to listen to songs, accept sacrifices, answer prayers and be charmed by charms. He could be moonlighting somewhere more exciting under the name of Wuonkwere, but mostly he’s a solid, reliable, slightly dull deity.

Just don’t try to take advantage of his good nature. For those times when discipline is absolutely necessary, he has a thunderbolt hanging on a nail behind the door of Heaven.

Were Facts and Figures

Name: Were
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Wuona, Wuonji, Wuonkwere, Wuonoru

Gender: Male
Type: God
Area or people: Luo people of Kenya
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Many Things
Area of expertise: Many things, lots of stuff

Good/Evil Rating: GOOD, quite approachable
Popularity index: 1168

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Article last revised on November 02, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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