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Asa

by Micha F. Lindemans
The god of the Akamba people of Kenya. He is 'the strong lord', above the spirits, but also a merciful one. As god of consolation and sustenance, he intervenes when human help is slow or ineffective. He is supposed to have said, "It is I who made the people; whom I love, he will thrive; and whom I refuse, he will die."

Asa is also known as Mwatuangi, "distributor", Mulungu, "creator", and Mumbi, "fashioner".


Article details:

  • Also known as:
    Mwatuangi
    Mulungu
    Mumbi
  • Etymology:
    Father

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