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The leopard Agasu and Princess Aligbonon of Tado (modern Togo), the mythical couple ancestral to royal dynasties of Dahomey, Allada & Porto Novo (modern Benin)

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thegoddamazon:

thefemaletyrant:

Oya: Rise of the Orisha, takes ancient Nigerian deities, known as Orisha, and resurrects them as modern day superheroes in a visually stunning and action packed film. We focus on a young woman named Adesuwa who has the unique ability to transform into the fearsome warrior goddess, Oya, the Orisha of change.

We plan to shoot a short taster which we will use as a visual appetizer for more traditional film investors for the feature film. We have a crowd-funding campaign for the short and we wanted to update you and let you know what’s going on at the moment.

In a couple of weeks we have raised over £2,000 ($3350) and we only have 7 days left to hit our target of £5,000 ($7614). The support has been amazing but as time is running out, we need one final push.

Signal boost! We need that target to be hit!

I absolutely NEED this to be a thing.

Signal boost this!

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Spider Stories follows the tale of Princess Zahara who is thrown into hiding after the royal family is overthrown by a corrupt neighboring kingdom. While traveling with a misfit caravan of merchants she meets a wandering drummer griot who introduces her to the spirit world. Armed with a mystical staff, the fearless princess embarks on quest to reconnect with the spirits, reunite her homeland, and reclaim the throne.

Spider Stories follows the tale of Princess Zahara who is thrown into hiding after the royal family is overthrown by a corrupt neighboring kingdom. While traveling with a misfit caravan of merchants she meets a wandering drummer griot who introduces her to the spirit world. Armed with a mystical staff, the fearless princess embarks on quest to reconnect with the spirits, reunite her homeland, and reclaim the throne.

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Anonymous asked: May I request some more Ghanaian mythology? Thank you for this amazing blog.

ok but please submit some 

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Anonymous asked: what is the mythology regarding the bird called thekwane

The lightning bird, already had that one posted

http://fuckyeahafricanmythology.tumblr.com/post/13860656128/art-by-bdunn1342-impundulu-also-known-as

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Asasabonsam

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I was doing research on black vampires and I came across this vampire figure from the Ashanti people of Ghana:

The Asasabonsam or asanbosam [also Sasabonsam] is an African vampire from Ghana lore. They can take the shape of a man, woman or child. They are described as having hooks instead of feet which are used like traps. For example, the asasabonsam hangs in a tree and when a animal or human passes it grabs the victim with its sharp hook feet and eats it alive with its iron teeth. When attacking humans, it aims for a very unusual place, the thumb.

http://www.bloodylexicon.com/monsters/asasabonsam/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asanbosam

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Venda mythology

An African mythology reality from Venda, South Africa:
http://www.citypress.co.za/SouthAfrica/Features/The-lake-of-vanishing-spirits-20120922

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My interpretation of the Tokoloshe, one of South Africa’s most feared but secretly loved mythical imps. Known to creep up to people in their beds and carrying them away, many South-Africans raise their beds onto bricks to this day to prevent this from happening.
Excerpt from my illustrated book ‘Creatures from the Dark Continent’ introducing and describing sixteen beasts from mythology from all over Africa, check out some more at my blog! kiki-kalahari.tumblr.com/

My interpretation of the Tokoloshe, one of South Africa’s most feared but secretly loved mythical imps. Known to creep up to people in their beds and carrying them away, many South-Africans raise their beds onto bricks to this day to prevent this from happening.

Excerpt from my illustrated book ‘Creatures from the Dark Continent’ introducing and describing sixteen beasts from mythology from all over Africa, check out some more at my blog! kiki-kalahari.tumblr.com/

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blackfilm:

sarraounia:

Sia le rêve du Python is a cinematic adaptation of the legend of Wagadu (a 7th century myth of the Soninke people), inspired by the play La légende du Wagadu vue par Sia Yatabéré (The legend of Wagadu as seen by Sia Yatabéré) by Mauritanian playwright Moussa Diagana.
The film is a political and contemporary approach to the Myth, a reflexion on the use of mysticism by people in power.
The project was received as a prime example of artistic integration in West Africa. Indeed the film was inspired by the work of a Mauritanian playwright who contributed largely to the development to the cinematic adaptation. The casting is essentially from Mali, with renowned actors from Burkina Faso, the director and screenwriter, Dani Kouyaté, is himself from Burkina Faso.
http://www.sialefilm.com

with French subtitles - pt. 1, pt. 2, pt. 3, pt. 4, pt. 5, pt. 6, pt. 7, pt. 8, pt. 9, pt. 10

blackfilm:

sarraounia:

Sia le rêve du Python is a cinematic adaptation of the legend of Wagadu (a 7th century myth of the Soninke people), inspired by the play La légende du Wagadu vue par Sia Yatabéré (The legend of Wagadu as seen by Sia Yatabéré) by Mauritanian playwright Moussa Diagana.

The film is a political and contemporary approach to the Myth, a reflexion on the use of mysticism by people in power.

The project was received as a prime example of artistic integration in West Africa. Indeed the film was inspired by the work of a Mauritanian playwright who contributed largely to the development to the cinematic adaptation. The casting is essentially from Mali, with renowned actors from Burkina Faso, the director and screenwriter, Dani Kouyaté, is himself from Burkina Faso.

http://www.sialefilm.com

with French subtitles - pt. 1, pt. 2, pt. 3, pt. 4, pt. 5, pt. 6, pt. 7, pt. 8, pt. 9, pt. 10

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Huspalim
(Art by Lady Deuce)
A large marmot that had red-spotted skin an extraordinary large head with a monkey’s face. It’s rumoured to have lived in Ethiopia where it was captured and eaten. Its meat was too tough to eat so the creature needed a lot of beating before its flesh was tenderised.

Huspalim

(Art by Lady Deuce)

A large marmot that had red-spotted skin an extraordinary large head with a monkey’s face. It’s rumoured to have lived in Ethiopia where it was captured and eaten. Its meat was too tough to eat so the creature needed a lot of beating before its flesh was tenderised.