Yoruba Mythology

The Gods of Yorubaland (Nigeria, Benin and Togo)


Yoruba Wisdom God

Also known as Oromila, Orula

Demi-God of Divinity and Wisdom

One of the Orishas, he’s a very useful spirit of knowledge. He has his own priests known as Babalawo. They are equipped with divining chains, but how these work is something you will have to ask them.

GodNote: Sorry this Orunmila article is a bit short. We have sent our Data Dwarves off to find more nuggets of information. Updates coming soon.

Orunmila Facts and Figures

Name: Orunmila
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Oromila, Orula

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

In charge of: Wisdom
Area of expertise: Wisdom

Good/Evil Rating: OKAY, not bad
Popularity index: 10052

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

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