Yoruba Mythology

The Gods of Yorubaland (Nigeria, Benin and Togo)


Yoruba Hunting God

Also known as Ocshosi, Oxósse, Oxossi

Forest God of Hunting and Justice

One of the Orishas, he’s a hunter spirit who is great at scouting for prey and sniffing out likely targets.

As a barefoot detective of enormous cunning, Ochosi is also good at uncovering that most elusive of animals — truth. Where required he can also dish out justice with his bow and arrow. Sherlock Holmes with a spear.

Ochosi Facts and Figures

Name: Ochosi
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Ocshosi, Oxósse, Oxossi

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

In charge of: Hunting
Area of expertise: Hunting

Good/Evil Rating: OKAY, not bad
Popularity index: 11489

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

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