Usage African Mythology
Other Forms FormsOdudua, Oòdua
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Contributor Contrib.LMS on 5/16/2014
Oduduwa, Olofin Adimula, Emperor and First Suzerain of the Yoruba, was the Oba of Ile-Ife. His name is generally ascribed to the ancestral dynasty of Yorubaland due to the fact that he is held by the Yoruba to have been the ancestor of their numerous crowned kings. Following his post-humous deification, he was admitted to the Yoruba pantheon as an aspect of a primordial divinity of the same name.