Gods & Stories from West African Mythology


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In Yoruba religion, Obatala was tasked with creating the world, but he got distracted at a party. Who ended up creating the world as a result?

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1. In a Yoruba myth, Oba was so desperate to rekindle her love with Shango, what part of her body did she cut off?

2. In a Yoruban myth, Osanyin, the god of herbs, was told to get rid of all the weeds in his brother's garden. Why could he not complete this task?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Given its size, it's no surprise that Africa contains numerous civilizations and societies, each of which having their own unique religions and folklore. If you would like to see how much you know about some of these African religions, you can answer the questions found in this online quiz and worksheet. Each question will cover a different aspect of myths and folklore from Africa, including specific gods and stories from different African cultures.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Go through this quiz and worksheet to see how much you know about:

  • The Yoruba religion
  • Yoruba myths
  • Important African gods
  • Religious symbols from African religions

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - answer each of these quiz and worksheet questions to make sure that you accurately recall the major gods and myths from significant African religions
  • Reading comprehension - test your comprehension of the body part that Oba cut off
  • Knowledge application - apply your knowledge of African religions to identify the reason that Osanyin could not get rid of the weeds in his brother's garden

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more about this subject, read the associated lesson called, Gods & Stories from African Mythology. This lesson is a great way to learn about:

  • Santeria
  • African creation gods
  • Gods of nature
  • Gods of human needs