Gods of Vodun is a well articulated, yet concise work, detailing accurate attributes and quality descriptions of 54 of the deities of African Vodun. Included in this treatise are the numbers, colors, sacred days and contemporary herbs (obtainable in the West) associated with each deity. The Axosu has also added important sacred lore associated with certain key deities that properly relate to the development of a functional theological overstanding of African Vodun. for those of us outside of Mawuyi (Afrika).
This work is a contribution towards the dispelling of the rampant disorder being spread in relation to the overstanding of the African Vodun deities and the African Vodun tradition in general. The deities expounded upon are primarily from the ancient Dahomey perspective. A unique gift found in this work is the Axosu's profound breakdown of just what is worship and praise in African Vodun, once again dispelling many of the myths that, sadly, many African Vodun practitioners themselves have helped to promote: that all there is to African Vodun is a tradition filled with unexplained sacrifices, negative juju work, singing and dancing with no purpose of sovereignty and real elevation, and parlor tricks. This work is unprecedented in that heretofore, there has never been a work ib English to achieve this geat task bound to provide much needed overstanding to many Afrikan people about their blood deities.
Deities described in this volume include Xevioso, Avlekete, Agbe, Loko, Ayizan, Ayido Wedo, Dan, Dangbe, the Azziza, the Ablewa spirits and many more.
* Cover design by the author His Royal Majesty Axosu - Agelogbagan Agbovi I