African - A creator-goddess and war-goddess of the Yoruba. Wife and sister (or, some, say, daughter) of Olodumare or Obatala. Mother of Aganju, Ogun and Yemoja. Some regard her as the founder of the Yoruba. In some accounts, Oduduwa is regarded as male, son of Lamurudu and brother of Obatala, marrying Aje and fathering Oranyan; in others she is female in which role her father sent her to earth to sow seeds and she became the wife of Orishako. On occassion, referred to as Oduduwa, Odudua or Odudua.

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