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Aziza
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Artwork by Mickie Mueller
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Background
Type Humanoid
First Sighting Unknown
Last Sighting Unknown
Country West Africa
Habitat Dahomey
Possible Population Unknown

The Aziza are a race of supernatural little people in Dahomey, West African mythology.

Description

The Aziza are described as little hairy people. Some were said to have wings like butterfiles and would glow. They live in the forest, said to live in anthills and silk-cotton trees. They provived good magic for hunters in the forest and gave practical and spiritual knowledge to humans.

The Aziza is usually described as a race of people but some traditions also refer to a single individual by name "Aziza", with similar traits. For example, Jeje oral tradition has a divinity called "Aziza" who is described as a small, single-legged man smoking a pipe.

Aziza is also a god of the Urhobo people of the Western Niger Delta of Nigeria.

Sources

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