List Of Efik Deities (Full List Of Calabar Goddess)

Here is the full list of Efik deities also known as goddess. The following is a list of gods and goddesses from Efik mythology.

Supreme being

The Supreme God is known as Abasi. He is regarded as the father of all things. In some narratives, he is regarded as a member of a trinity which consists of Ibom Enọ, Abasi Ibom and Inyañ Ibom.

Ndem

National deities

Ekpenyọñ – One of the most popular cults in the lower Cross river region. Ekpenyong is regarded as the custodian of Nsibidi.

Ekanem – Ekanem is often worshipped alongside Ekpenyong but the worship of Ekanem was not as wide-spread as the worship of Ekpenyong.

Communal deities

Communal deities are deities worshipped by a number of Efik families and houses. These deities have no affiliation with specific families but are guardians of the individual towns of Old Calabar.

Anansa Ikañ Obutọñ – She is regarded as the deity of Obutong. She originally belonged to the Enwang clan. She is believed to reside at the head of a spring or river near the former site of Obutong by the Hope Waddell Training Institute.

Ukọñ Esuk – He is regarded as the deity of Adiabo

Anantigha Enwañ – Anantigha Enwang is a male deity who originally belonged to the Enwang people.

Sunko Monko – The deity for Nsidung (Henshaw town).

Afia añwan – Prior to the prominence of Anansa in the religious life of the Efik of Iboku, Afia anwan was believed to be the central deity of the Efik. The Eniong people equally worshipped Afia anwan.
Atabru Inyañ – Deity of the Effiat people. Worshipped by the Efik and the Effiatt.

Family deities

Some deities were the guardians of specific families and houses in Old Calabar.

Musaha idem anwan mmọñ – Worshipped by Etim Efiom house of Old Calabar
Uyai nkan uyai – Worshipped by Etim Efiom house of Old Calabar
Esierekob – Worshipped by Etomkpe Yellow Duke house of Old Calabar

Other marine deities

Asari Mandu – A river goddess located at Ifondo river in Akpabuyo Local Government Area.
Ebebe – Wife of Ukong Esuk

Akpa Uyọk – An Efik Ndem Priest who E.U. Aye asserts became part of the host of Ndem Efik.
Udom Inyañ – regarded as the deity of wealth who lives at the bottom of the Calabar river.
Akpando – Deity located at Ikot Esu
Ukim ita – Deity located at Ikot Esu

Asari Anyando – Deity located at Creek Town
Esiet obom – Deity located at Creek town
Afia Anwa – Deity located at Creek town

Ikọñ Usinibo Nne
Eka Asari
Ekarabitiad
Amia Nkanika
Oworoba
Inyañ Edini
Ekanem Unan
Akpan Ekpe Uyọñ
Ewa Okon
Otokpa Udia Inyañ
Ifiaya
Ọfiọñ Abia
Uman Enañ
Nkọñinua Akpa Efik
Obo Iwomen
Afia anwan Esuk Ekondo

Pre-Ndem era deities

Atai – Atai is believed to be the wife of Abasi. She is regarded as the messenger of Abasi and the goddess of death.

Obuma – Goddess of thunder

List Of Efik Deities (Full List Of Calabar Goddess)

List Of Efik Deities (Full List Of Calabar Goddess)

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