Gbenebeka

July 22nd, 2008 by sabrina

Gbenebeka is the Ogoni Goddess of motherhood. This Nigerian tribe say that Gbenebeka came down from the sky and created their people. She sometimes appears to men, and if they are kind to her she will stay with them for awhile. One day, she will vanish, moving on to another deserving man. A shrine to Gbenebeka was burned down by the British in 1914 as a response to an Ogoni uprising. Her name means “great mother.”

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