African mythology is a very interesting piece of subject matter.
This is Hugo Canuto
Hugo is a Brazillian artist and architect who we recently discovered thanks to his recent work on Yoruba gods. But what’s the co-relation between a Brazillian and African god you may ask?
Well, sometime last year when I visited the slave trade museum in Badagry, I found out that some slaves from different parts of Africa were taken to Brazil where their masters lived and due to cultural interaction, part of what the Brazilians know as their culture is actually gotten from African culture and traditions.
1. Ogun (god of Iron)
2. Sango (god of Thunder)
3. Yemoja (goddess of Oceans and Rivers)
4. Oya (goddess of Wind)
5. Oshosi (god of Hunting)
6. The Orishas (Eledumare, Olorun and Olofi)
7. Elegba (god of Mischief)
8. Osun (goddess of Water/Love)
9. Oba (goddess of the river)
10. Osanyin (god of Plants)