Olodumare

African - A creator-god of the Yoruba. A name of Olorun as 'almighty'. He created Obatala as his deputy and created the earth by scattering dirt from a snail shell which was scratched over by a hen and a pigeon to make dry land. In some accounts, the scattering was done by Obatala on the orders of Olodumare. Also commonly referred to as Olodumare, Olorun, Olorun, Ol-orun, Alaaye, Eledaa, Elemii, Olofin-Orun, Olojo Oni, Orishanla or 'owner'.

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