Ahia Njoku

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In Igbo mythology, Ahia Njoku, also known as Ifejioku, Aha Njoku, is a goddess worshipped by the Igbo people of Nigeria.

She is responsible for yams, which were an important ingredient in the Igbo diet, and the men who care for them (Farming yams is a traditionally male job in the Igbo tribe unless one is weeding or harvesting[1]). The Ahanjoku Festival is celebrated among the Igbo people on a full moon before the New Yam Festival.

See also[edit]

Njoku Ji


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