Yoruba Mythology

The Gods of Yorubaland (Nigeria, Benin and Togo)


Yoruba Storm information

Picture of the Yoruba Storm information Oshe from our Yoruba mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Safety device for Storm Gods

This is a special staff used in Shango rituals to symbolize balance, preparedness and readiness for battle.

Most Gods of Thunder and Lightning are a bit crazy and impulsive – if not completely homicidal. Not Shango.

If you’re worried about being zapped by a lightning bolt, his effigy on a priest’s staff can invoke protection. Call in at the staff room if the weather looks stormy.

Oshe Facts and Figures

Name: Oshe
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

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

In charge of: Storms
Area of expertise: Storms

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Article last revised on May 19, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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