Another spectacular version of Anasi the Spider, considered to be the god of all knowledge of stories. He is also one of the most important characters of West African and Caribbean folklore. Image from the cover of Martha Warren Beckwith’s book on Anansi Tales from Jamaica.

Another spectacular version of Anasi the Spider, considered to be the god of all knowledge of stories. He is also one of the most important characters of West African and Caribbean folklore. Image from the cover of Martha Warren Beckwith’s book on Anansi Tales from Jamaica.

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Mawu, African Goddess of the moon. In Dahomey (West African) mythology, Mawu is a creator goddess, associated with the sun and moon. After creating the earth and all life and everything else on it.

Mawu, African Goddess of the moon. In Dahomey (West African) mythology, Mawu is a creator goddess, associated with the sun and moon. After creating the earth and all life and everything else on it.

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<b>Move over Odin, Ra, and Zeus, there's a <strike>new</strike> really old pantheon in town.</b> Using photo-manipulation, artist <a href="http://go.redirectingat.com?id=74679X1524629&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.buzzfeed.com%2Fdonnad%2Fthese-african-deities-are-the-best-gods-youve-never-heard-of&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.noire3000studios.com%2F&xcust=2681890%7CBFLITE&xs=1" target="_blank">James C. Lewis</a> makes us wonder why the Orishas don't have <i>their</i> own comic book series.

<b>Move over Odin, Ra, and Zeus, there's a <strike>new</strike> really old pantheon in town.</b> Using photo-manipulation, artist <a href="http://go.redirectingat.com?id=74679X1524629&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.buzzfeed.com%2Fdonnad%2Fthese-african-deities-are-the-best-gods-youve-never-heard-of&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.noire3000studios.com%2F&xcust=2681890%7CBFLITE&xs=1" target="_blank">James C. Lewis</a> makes us wonder why the Orishas don't have <i>their</i> own comic book series.

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OYA - Lady of Winds and Change  (Señora de los Vientos y el Cambio      "Yoruba African Orishas" Photography Series by James C. Lewis

OYA - Lady of Winds and Change (Señora de los Vientos y el Cambio "Yoruba African Orishas" Photography Series by James C. Lewis

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Mawu (“MAH-woo”). The goddess of Earth-and-sky, exalted in West African Vodun religion. She is goddess of the moon and and represents the wisdom of age. Mawu can help you age with grace and become an empowered elder. Together, with Lisa her twin flame, they form an androgynous two-in-one deity.

Mawu (“MAH-woo”). The goddess of Earth-and-sky, exalted in West African Vodun religion. She is goddess of the moon and and represents the wisdom of age. Mawu can help you age with grace and become an empowered elder. Together, with Lisa her twin flame, they form an androgynous two-in-one deity.

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