Ikenga - God of fortune and industry - African God. Ikenga place of strength is a horned Alusi deity of the Igbo people in southeastern Nigeria.
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Ikenga - God of fortune and industry - African God

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Ikenga - God of fortune and industry

Ikenga ("place of strength") is a horned Alusi (deity) of the Igbo people in southeastern Nigeria.  Ikenga is a personal god of human endeavor, achievement, success, and victory.  Ikenga is grounded in the belief that the power for a man to accomplish things is in his right hand.  He is the Alusi of Time, Success and Achievement.

Ikenga is mostly maintained, kept or owned by men and occasionally by women of high reputation and integrity in the society. It comprises someone's Chi (personal god), his Ndichie (ancestors), aka Ikenga (right hand), ike (power) as well as spiritual activation through prayer and sacrifice.

Ikenga also governs over industry, farming, and blacksmithing, and is celebrated every year with an annual Ikenga festival. It is believed by its owners to bring wealth and fortune as well as protection.

Two-faced Ikenga is the oldest concept of Ikenga in Igboland. It is a two-faced god, with one face looking at the old year while one face looks at the new year.

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Area of Influence:
Fortune, Industry, Endeavor, Achievement, Success, Victory, Farming, Blacksmithing, Wealth, Good Fortune, Protection

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Yam, cock, wine, kolanuts, alligator pepper

Mars

Iroko tree

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3, Sword, Tusk, Rams Horns

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African - Gods and Goddesses

NameTitleType

Abonsam

Spirit of Accidents and Disease

God

Abuk

Goddess of fertility, women and gardens.

Goddess

Achaman

Father god and creator.

God

Achuguayo

God of the Moon.

God

Aganju

God of volcanos, the wilderness, and the river.

God

Agwu Nsi

God of medicine men.

God

Ala

Earth goddess and goddess of fertility.

Goddess

Amadioha

God of thunder and lightning.

God

Asase Ya

Earth Goddess of fertility.

Goddess

Ekwensu

God of Bargins.

God

Eshu

God of travelers.

God

Iansan

Goddess of the winds, hurricanes and tempests.

Goddess

Ikenga

God of fortune and industry

God

Magec

God of the Sun.

God

Mawu

Creator Goddess.

Goddess

Mbombo

Creator God.

God

Muluku

Creator God

God

Ngai

Supreme God.

God

Njoku Ji

God of the Yam.

God

Nyame

Sky God.

God

Oba

Goddess of the River Oba.

Goddess

Obatala

Creator God.

God

Ogbunabali

God of Death

God

Ogoun

God of iron and hunting.

God

Olokun

God of the Sea.

God

Orunmila

God of wisdom, knowledge and divination.

God

Oshun

Goddess of love, intimacy, beauty, wealth and diplomacy.

Goddess

Shango

God of fire, lightning and thunder.

God

Yemaja

Goddes of the ocean.

Goddess

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