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List Of The Most Feared Deities In The Eastern Part Of Nigeria

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By LigiLigi | self meida writer
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1. Amadioha

Amadioha is the Alusi or Agbara of thunder and lightning of the Igbo people of southeastern Nigeria. He is amongst the most popular of Igbo deities and in some parts of Igboland, he is referred to as Amadioha, Kamalu (which is short for Kalu Akanu), Kamanu, or Ofufe.


2. Ikenga

Ikenga (Igbo literal meaning "strength of movement") is a horned Alusi found among the Igbo people in southeastern Nigeria. It is one of the most powerful symbols of the Igbo people and the most common cultural artifact.


3. Agwu Nsi

The Agwu is the Igbo patron deity of health and divination, and one of the basic Igbo theological concepts employed to explain good and evil, health and sickness, wealth and poverty, and fortune and misfortune.


4. Anyanwu



Anyanwu is an Igbo solar deity and a surname given to people of the Igbo ethnic group in Nigeria. Anyanwu is also the name given to a major character in the Octavia E. Butler's Patternist series.


5. Njokwu JI

Njoku Ji was the guardian deity of the yam for the Igbo people of southeastern Nigeria. In parts of Igboland there are still annual rituals in honor of the yam deity known as Ifejioku In some parts children who were dedicated to the service of the deity were named Njoku. As adults such children were expected to become prosperous yam farmers which made them into nobility.


6. Ogbunabali

Ogbunabali is the traditional Igbo Death deity. His name is considered to be a literal description of his character as he is said to kill his victims in the night, these usually being criminals or those who have committed an unspeakable taboo..

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