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Dahomeyan mythology

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Dahomeyan mythology

Dahomey was a state of the Fon people of present-day Benin. It had an organized state religion.

Contents

  • Mawu and Lisa 1
  • Offspring-spirits of Mawu and Lisa 2
  • Other spirits 3
  • See also 4
  • External links 5

Mawu and Lisa

Lisa (male) and Mawu (female), married twin siblings of Nana Buluku, are the creator spirits, occasionally combined as Mawu-Lisa, an androgynous spirit. Mawu-Lisa created the world and made it orderly, then made plants, animals, and humans; the entire process took four days.

  • The first day, Mawu-Lisa created the world and humanity;
  • The second day the earth was made suitable for human life;
  • On the third day, humans were given intellect, language, and the senses;
  • Finally, on the fourth day, mankind received the gift of technology.

Offspring-spirits of Mawu and Lisa

Other spirits

See also

External links

  • Vodoun Culture Haitian Vodoun as chronicled by native Haitians
  • Baba Alawoye.com Baba'Awo Awoyinfa Ifaloju, showcasing Ifa using web media 2.0 (blogs, podcasting, video and photocasting)
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