Yoruba Mythology

The Gods of Yorubaland (Nigeria, Benin and Togo)

BAYANI

Yoruba Goddess

Also known as Bayanni, Banyani, Babayanmi, Bayoni, Bayonni

Goddess of Hats?

She is the sister of Shango and the Goddess of a ceremonial headpiece encrusted with cowrie shells.

We are not sure how this works. Is she just the custodian or does she live inside this splendid piece of headgear imparting her knowledge to the wearer?

Bayani Facts and Figures

Name: Bayani
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Bayanni, Banyani, Babayanmi, Bayoni, Bayonni

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

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 279

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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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