Yoruba Mythology

The Gods of Yorubaland (Nigeria, Benin and Togo)

DADA

Yoruba Abundance God

Also known as EDA, IDA, Dada Segbo

God of Natural Produce (including children)

No connection with the surrealist Dada movement, so far as we know. He is one of the Orishas born of Yemaya. His specialty is the production of organic natural goods. By his definition this also includes children. We think this is perfectly reasonable, as long as you don’t eat them.

We are not sure if he is willing to touch genetically-modified or intensively-farmed foods. If Dada doesn’t regulate these things, who does?

Dada Facts and Figures

Name: Dada
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: EDA, IDA, Dada Segbo

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

In charge of: Abundance
Area of expertise: Abundance

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 373

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Article last revised on May 19, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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