Liza was the Sun god to the Fon people of West Africa. His sister was the Moon god Mawu
. The two were twins, but were also lovers. Together, they created the Universe with the help of the cosmic serpent, Da.
It is said that Liza used his son, Gu to shape the world. Gu was the divine tool in the shape of an iron sword. He taught the people many different crafts, including ironworking.
Liza was also the god of heat, work and strength. Mawu was the goddess of night and motherhood.
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