Yoruba Mythology

The Gods of Yorubaland (Nigeria, Benin and Togo)

OCHOSI

Yoruba Hunting God

Also known as OCSHOSI, OXOSSI, OXÓSSE

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, OXOSSI, OXÓSSE

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

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

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