Yoruba Mythology

The Gods of Yorubaland (Nigeria, Benin and Togo)

AJE SHALUGA

Yoruba Wealth God

Also known as Aye Shaluga, Ajé Saluga, Aje

Extremely generous God of Riches

He is one of the Orishas and loves to shower his followers with delicious piles of cash. Is he an eccentric millionaire from Heaven? There does not seem to be any hidden catch or small print. There are no up-front costs or monthly commitments. Our advice is to go for it — but do not sign anything.

Aje Shaluga’s symbolic animal is the humble chicken, due to its habit of scratching at the ground to uncover hidden goodies.

Godnote: as with some other Orishas, some of our sources claim that Aje Shaluga is female. This could be a manifestation of Yoruba dual-transgender spirituality. On the other hand Aje Shaluga is obviously rich enough to endulge in a sex change whenever he feels like it.

Aje Shaluga Facts and Figures

Name: Aje Shaluga
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Aye Shaluga, Ajé Saluga, Aje

Gender: Male
Type: God
Area or people: Yoruba people of Nigeria and Benin
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Wealth
Area of expertise: Wealth

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index: 1817

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Article last revised on May 19, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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