Map showing the location of Benin.
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Mawu is the supreme god of the Fon people of Abomey (Republic of Benin). Mawu , the Moon, brings cooler temperatures to the African world. She is seen as an old mother
who lives in the West.
Mawu has a partner called Liza. Together, they created the world. Their son, Gu, is the smith god, or divine tool. They used him to shape the universe. The serpent Da, also helped them during creation.
Mawu was the goddess of night, joy, and motherhood. Liza was the god of day, heat and strength.
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