African Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Africa

The African pantheons

The Gods, Goddesses, Spirits and legendary characters of African mythology.

Gods are often known by several names. We have tried to collect as many Holy Aliases as possible. For the full alphabetical list of alternative names, check out Godchecker's list of African deity names.

African mythology

Abaluyia (Vugusu) mythology

Alur and Dinka mythology

Ambundu mythology

Ankore mythology

Anuak and Shilluk mythology

Anyi (Agni) mythology

Ashanti mythology

Ashanti and Akan mythology

Baga mythology

Baganda mythology

Bambara mythology

Bangala and Upoto mythology

Bantu mythology

Bantu (Banyoro) mythology

Bantu (Kamba) mythology

Basotho mythology

Baule mythology

Bura mythology

Bushongo/Kuba mythology

Bwiti mythology

Chaga mythology

Dagomba mythology

Damara and Herero mythology

Dinka mythology

Dogon mythology

Efik mythology

Ekoi mythology

Fang mythology

Fon mythology

Gonja mythology

Herero mythology

Igala mythology

Igbo mythology

Ijaw mythology

Isoko mythology

Itsekiri (Koko) mythology

Kabyle mythology

Kavango (Mbukushu) mythology

Khoikhoi mythology

Khoikhoi/San mythology

Kikuyu mythology

Krachi mythology

Kurumba mythology

Lotuko mythology

Lovedu mythology

Lozi mythology

Luba mythology

Lugbara mythology

Luo mythology

Maasai mythology

Maasai, Kikuyu and Kamba mythology

Makoni mythology

Makua and Banayi mythology

Malagasy mythology

Mbuti mythology

Mende mythology

Mundang mythology

Ngbandi mythology

Ngombe mythology

Nkomi/Camma mythology

Nuer mythology

Nyokon mythology

Orome and Somali mythology

Sān mythology

Shona mythology

Songhai mythology

Tonga mythology

Tswana mythology

Tumbuka mythology

Venda mythology

Xhosa mythology

Xhosa and Khoikhoi mythology

Zulu mythology

Zulu and Xhosa mythology

Yoruba mythology

This African pantheon list compiled by the data dwarves at Godchecker.com.