African Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Africa


Dogon Trickster God

Also known as Yurugy

Picture of the African Trickster God Yurugu from our African mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Foxy former rebel God of Chaos

He started off as Ogo, one of Amma’s first creations. But he was a very naughty creation and attempted to subvert the whole Universe – in a very sleazy and disgusting way. We are talking of attempted rape inside an egg.

As punishment for his dreadful behavior, Ogo was transformed into Yurugu, the Pale Fox, known locally as the Jackal – a creature despised by all.

He slinked away and now prowls the dry wastes complaining to himself and causing trouble where possible. There are many foxy trickster deities, but none of them are quite so mouthwateringly awful.

Yurugu Facts and Figures

Name: Yurugu
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Yurugy

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

In charge of: Mayhem
Area of expertise: Trickster, Mischief, Mayhem

Good/Evil Rating: TOTALLY EVIL, danger!
Popularity index: 12831

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Article last revised on November 02, 2018 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

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