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DC Comics

Up to date as of February 01, 2010
(Redirected to Shango (New Earth) article)

From DC Database

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Real Name
Current Alias

Identity

Alignment

Affiliation
The Gods of Africa

Relatives
Lissa (father), Mawu (mother), Damballah, Sagbata, Ogun, Gu, Maou (brothers), Oya (wife)

Universe

Base Of Operations
Ifé, the realm of the African Gods

Characteristics
Gender

Eyes

Hair

Status
Citizenship
Ifé, land of the gods
(formerly) Oyo Empire, in what is now Nigeria

Marital Status

Occupation
God of storm and thunder


First appearance

Contents

History

Shango is one of the Orishas, a extra-dimensional race of beings still worshipped as gods Africa and as members of the Loa or patron gods of Voodoo. Shango has manifested himself on Earth several times over the centuries, and has even appeared in the modern era. On two occasions, the lord of storms has found himself in conflict against the elemental Firestorm. At the conclusion of their first encounter, Shango decided to peacefully study humanity in the hopes of earning the respect and reverence that all gods crave. Shango was one of dozens of deities who appeared on the Earth during the "War of the Gods". Manipulated by the machinations of the sorceress Circe, Shango sought to pave a way for the return of Oshunmare (the Yoruba god of rebirth). He unleashed the full power of his fury on the city of Harar in Ogaden, Africa. Firestorm returned to combat him, this time accompanied by his colleague Firehawk. They soon realized, that Shango's actions were not entirely his own and that other dark forces were likewise at work.

Powers and Abilities

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Powers

  • Immortality: As a god, Shango is virtually immortal. He cannot be destroyed through conventional means, and he will never age.
  • Elemental Control: Shango can manipulate patterns of weather and create raging storms of rain, thunder and lightning. Shango's limitations with this ability, if any, are unknown.

Paraphernalia

Weapons

Shango wields a giant war hammer, similar in function to that used by the Nordic God of Thunder, Thor.

See Also

Links and References

  • Shango at Wikipedia
  • DCU Guide: Shango
  • Shango at the Guide to the Mythological Universe
  • The Loa at the Guide to the Mythological Universe

Footnotes


This article uses material from the "Shango (New Earth)" article on the DC Comics wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

Marvel Database

Up to date as of February 09, 2010
(Redirected to Shango (Earth-616) article)

From Marvel Database

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Storm-god

Shango (Earth-616)
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Real Name
Current Alias
Storm-god

Aliases
Thunder-god; Chango; Sangbo; Sogbo; Xevioso

Alignment

Affiliation
The Loa

Characteristics
Gender

Height
6' 3"

Weight
510 lbs (232 kg)

Eyes

Hair

Status
Citizenship

Occupation
God of Thunder and Lightening

First appearance

Thor Annual #10
(1982)

Contents

History

Shango is one of the Loa descended from the Orishas, a race of extra-dimensional beings still worshipped as a god by the Ifa Yoruba religion of Nigeria, Santeria religion of the Caribbean and Candomble of Brazil.

Place of birth: Nigeria

Known relatives: Lusa (father), Mawu (mother), Oya (wife), Erzulie (sister/wife), Avlelete, Faa, Ayaba, (sisters), Eschu, Gou, Legba, Loko, Ogun, Maou, Zaca, Damballah, Sagbata (brothers), Nyambe, Orishako, Orunjan, Olokun (uncles), Asase-Ya (aunt), Ananse, Mmoboro, Onini, Osebo, (cousins), Akonadi (sisters-in-law), Buluku (ancestor)

Powers and Abilities

Powers

Powers: Shango is a diviner and can predict the future. He is a dispenser and defender of justice
Abilities: Shango can expand his size infinitely at will.

Equipment: Shango wields an axe, and is the counterpart to Thor
Transportation: No known transportation.
Weapons: The Axe, and the Thunderbolt

Notes

  • Shango has also appeared in the DC Universe – Firestorm #95.

Links

  • Appearances of Shango (Earth-616)
  • Character Gallery: Shango (Earth-616)
  • Images that feature Shango (Earth-616)
  • Fan-Art Gallery: Shango (Earth-616)
  • Quotations by Shango (Earth-616) 
  • Doctor Strange Vol 3 #17
  • Doctor Strange III #17
  • Thor I Annual 10
  • Shango at the Guide to the Mythological Universe
  • Shango at the Appendix to the Marvel Universe

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This article uses material from the "Shango (Earth-616)" article on the Marvel Database wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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