African - A creator-god of the Edo people. Father of Olokun, some say. He allowed his sons to choose whatever they wanted and then sent them to earth which was, at that time, entirely covered with water. While the others chose wealth, the youngest son took only a snail shell. He turned this shell upside down and the sand that fell out into the ocean became the first dry land and he became its king. The other brothers, having nowhere to live, gave him some of their wealth for a share of the land and he became very rich and powerful. Occasionally identified as Osanobua, Osanobwe or Osanobwe.

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