Yoruba Mythology

The Gods of Yorubaland (Nigeria, Benin and Togo)

JAKUTA

Yoruba Lightning God

God of Thunderstorms and Lightning

Known as the Thrower of Light, he’s always been a bit displeased with mankind’s behavior. When he gets irritated he chucks light around and growls most angrily.

Despite the similarities he has never been Shango. He was around long before that upstart.

Jakuta Facts and Figures

Name: Jakuta
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

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

In charge of: Lightning
Area of expertise: Lightning

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

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