6 popular African deities that were worshipped long before the introduction of Christianity

Elizabeth Ofosuah Johnson November 02, 2018

Africans had their own form of worship and religion before the Europeans discovered the continent and felt it necessary to introduce Christianity, through which they claimed to show Africans the “one true God”.

Through history, it has been discovered that Africans, before getting into contact with the Europeans knew about God. In what is now known as African traditional worship and practices, the name of God is translated into various words in many African languages.

Not only did they have a name for him, but they believed in him and other lesser gods, many of which existed before Greek mythology and the introduction of Christianity into Africa.

Here are 6 popular African lesser gods, popularly known as deities who have been worshipped before Christianity found its way to the continent.

Last Edited by: Updated: July 9, 2021


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