COMPARATIVE EDO MYTHOLOGY

compiled by

Segun Toyin Dawodu

NAME/POSITION

BENIN

YORUBA

BABYLONIA

GREEK

ROMAN

King of the gods

Osa-Nobuwa

Olorun

Marduk

Zeus

Jupiter

God of the Sun and Youth

     

Apollo

Apollo

God of War

Ogie-Uwu

Osanorie - Evbee

Rio Ikpakpa

Ogun

Mars

Ares

Mars

God of the Sea

Olokun

Olokun

 

Poseidon

Neptune

Messenger of the gods

   

Mercury

Hermes

Mercury

Blacksmith for the gods

Ogun

Ogun

 

Hephaestus

Vulcan

God of Wine

Osa - Nokumanyan

   

Dionysus

Bacchus

God of Love

     

Eros

Cupid

God of the Underworld

     

Pluto

Pluto

God of Time

     

Kronos

Saturn

Queen of the gods

     

Hera

Juno

Goddess of Agriculture

     

Demeter

Ceres

Goddess of Moon and of Hunting

Osayuki

   

Artemis

Diana

Goddess of Wisdom

     

Athena

Minerva

Goddess of Love and Beauty

   

Ishtar

Aphrodite

Venus

Goddess of the Home

     

Hestia

Vesta