List of Yoruba deities

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The following is a list of Yoruba Orisha, or deities.

Supreme being[edit]

The Supreme God has three manifestations:

  • Eledumare - the Supreme Creator.
  • Ọlọ́run - the ruler of the Heavens.
  • Olofi - the conduit between Orún (Heaven) and Ayé (Earth)

Metaphysical Personifications or Spirits[edit]

  • Orunmila - spirit of wisdom, divination, destiny, and foresight
  • Ori - personification of one's spiritual intuition and destiny

Male Àwọn Òrìṣà (Orishas)[edit]

  • Aganjú - Orisha of volcanoes, the wilderness and rivers
  • Babalú Ayé - Orisha of the Earth and strongly associated with infectious disease and healing
  • Erinlẹ̀ - Orisha of medicine, healing, and comfort, physician to the gods
  • Èṣù - trickster, psychopomp and Orisha of crossroads, duality, beginnings, travelers, fertility and death
  • Ibeji - twin Orisha of vitality and youth
  • Kokou - a violent warrior Orisha
  • Ọbàtálá - creator of human bodies; Orisha of light, spiritual purity, and moral uprightness
  • Oduduwa - Orisha of Humans
  • Ògún - Orisha who presides over iron, fire, hunting, politics and war
  • Oko - Orisha of agriculture
  • Osanyin - Orisha of the forest
  • Oṣùmàrè - divine rainbow serpent associated with creation and procreation
  • Ọ̀ṣọ́ọ̀sì - Orisha of the hunt and forest
  • Ṣàngó, also Shango - Orisha of thunder and lightning
  • Sopona - Orisha of smallpox, also known as Babalu Aye

Female Àwọn Òrìṣà (Orishas)[edit]