Yoruba Mythology

The Gods of Yorubaland (Nigeria, Benin and Togo)

YANSAN

Yoruba Wind Goddess

Goddess of Passing Wind

She is otherwise known as Oya, the Yoruba Creator Goddess.

When things are quiet she sneaks off to become Yansan, a Goddess of Wind. We’re not sure which way she blows. Not passing wind we hope.

Yansan Facts and Figures

Name: Yansan
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

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

In charge of: Wind
Area of expertise: Wind

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

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