Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 4 weeks ago

Who were the original African deities?

Who were the original African deities worshipped by indigenous tribes prior to Christianity and Islam were introduced?

Was there a chief god over the pantheon(s), similar time Zeus, Odin, or Amun?

5 Answers

  • Nick
    Lv 4
    4 weeks ago

    The thing about Africa is that it is a continent with many many geographically isolated peoples. I suppose the most famous African deities are those of the Egyptians, Ra, Osiris, Isis, etc. But there are innumerable other traditions in Africa. From Anansi to Shango.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Believe it or not, the Bible says in Genesis 10:25 that God divided the lands about one hundred years after the flood. This is not hard to imagine if you believe that God made the land. The ‘land’ would be what we refer to as Pangea.

    A quick search on the internet will show you fossils of kangaroos found in Europe and the middle east. That’s because before the flood they were not confined to Australia.

    Bubbles trapped in amber (fossilized sap) prove the air had 50% more oxygen before the flood. Oxygen-packed air meant everything lived ten times longer: horns, tusks, fangs, reptiles, bugs, grasses and trees grew huge.

    Fossils were created when silica was forced into the tissues of plants and animals making them into stone replicas of themselves.

Picture tsunami waves engulfing everything in mud. Buried under billions of tons of water for over a year, the minerals turned them into stone: stone cannot be dated. You can't hold up a rock and decide how many times it's travelled around the sun; how we determine a year.

    Genesis 11:8–9 describes how God created multiple languages and scattered the people to slow technology. It was then that He divided the lands and that’s how the animals were dispersed. But you are free to take it or leave it.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Note that Africa is HUUUUUUGE.  Way bigger than it looks on the Mercator projection maps of the world you're likely used to.  You're talking about alot of cultures over a lot of time with alot of change.  And these are cultures that due to the inconsistent water access inherent to Africa (excepting Egypt) tended to be more mobile than cultures in other areas, so they tended not to leave large stone works with detailed histories on them.  So we lost ALOT of that history.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Who were the original African deities worshipped by indigenous tribes BEFORE Christianity and Islam were introduced?

    There are an estimated 1500-2000 African languages.  WHAT makes you think they all had the same deities?

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  • 4 weeks ago

    iF U MEAN idols unknown


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