It is assumed that the details of worship vary hugely from kingdom to kingdom, from village to village, so we can only talk in generalities and may cheerily change it as we please.
|A wealthy urban dibia (priest) performing her craft|
The Immensity of SkyThe creator, source of the world, father of earth, mother of stars, the point of departure and conclusion, the origin and the end. It is a disinterested god and those wishing to honour him have had to go through intermediaries who are not so distant from humanity so as to be unreachable. Traditionally it hasn't been worshipped directly but a dedicated cult have achieved popularity in recent years.
A'ardEarth goddess, literally the earth we stand on.
Mapenzi, Will of the people, Who Brings the ThunderThe free will of the people. God of thunder and lightning. Popular in times of war, worship of this deity has ensured the people of the Yellow Lands their reputation of being indomitable in the face of foreign control. Though they may inflict the most horrendous aspects of war upon each other they are all of the People and those not of the People will not stand over them.
Bara-Ondi, Eye of the SunLives in the sun, the eye of the Sky, the eye of eyes. Seen as being the perfect example of what a human can be, perfect in every way.
|An unrelated gentleman standing guard|
Roog, Husband of A'ard, The RainkeeperPrimary fertility god, responsible for the harvest as he brings rain to his wife, A'ard.
Ndogo, Guardian of YamsIn some kingdoms there is a tradition of young children being sent from their homes and dedicated to the service of this deity. They take the name of Ndogo and till the fields. As adults such children are expected to become prosperous yam farmers, one of the few routes into nobility. As such many poor parents are eager to have their children chosen for this honour.
Baba Zetu, All our FathersThe amalgamation of every ancestor spirit. People have a very personal relation to this deity and will often talk to it for months after the loss of a close loved one. These conversations won't be exclusively in a ritual context, indeed it's common to see a bereaved husband talking happily to his dead wife while performing his chores.
Place of StrengthA personal god. Usually depicted with a wooden statue in the home and worshipped by the family in times of struggle or industrial endeavour.
The Old LeechGod of chaos and upheaval. People pray to him when bargaining as he is said to guarantee success in conflict. Typically worshipped in war times and banished in peace to avoid his presence causing bloodshed.