Olorun, whose name means "owner" is the sky-god of the Yoruba people.
He is also known as Olodumare (Almighty). According to the Yoruba
people, Olorun created the world and mankind.
At one time the Earth
was very watery. Olorun had a snail shell, a hen, a pigeon, and some
earth. Olorun threw the earth in one small
point of the Earth and put on it the hen and pigeon. The two animals spread
the Earth and created solid ground.
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