Art by Jasing Dreams
Jengu (Meingu is the plural)
Rivers, Seas, Ocean, Lakes
Origins - Sawa, Duala, Bakeweri (Cameroon)
Very similar to Mami Wata figure although the belief of meingu may predate Mami Wata traditions.
They are often depicted as very beautiful people with large eyes, wooly/kinky hair and gap toothed smiles. Although appearances of meingu can often differ from person to person. A jengu can often look more human or more fish-like
The meingu live in rivers and seas and are said to bring good fortune to those who worship the,. They can cute diseases and act as medim between the the worshipers and the spirit world