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Igbo deity

Anyanwu (Igbo: Eye of the Sun) is an Igbo deity that is believed to dwell in the sun. Anyanwu was one of the principal spirits for the Igbo, often associated with Agbara, the holy spirit as they both dwelled in the sun. This deity was seen as the perfect image of what a human should be.[1]

Anyanwu is a surname given to people the Ibo, Igbo ethnic group in Nigeria.

Anyanwu is also the name given to a major character in the Octavia E. Butler's Patternist series.


  1. ^ Añunobi, Nri Warriors of Peace. 2005.