Origin and early years

Shango was one of the Vodū, a race of extra-dimensional beings once worshiped as Gods in Africa,[5] and the loa of lightning.[4]

In ancient times, the Vodū descended on Earth and founded the city of Ife. Shango briefly acted as the ruler of Oyo (both in today's Nigeria).[1]

Modern Age

In modern times, Shangó fought alongside with thunder and sun deities from other pantheons against Demogorge, but was consumed by him. He and his fellows were rescued by the Asgardian thunder god Thor.[1][6]

Shangó, alongside with other Orishas, is the patron of the Cuban-American vigilante group known as the Santerians. He gave Chango the power to generate electricity.[1]

Powers

Shango possesses the conventional superhuman physical attributes of his fellow Vodū gods, but with enhanced strength enabling him to lift about 50 tons.[1]

  • Weather Manipulation: As the God of the Storm, Shango has divine authority over the storm and lightning on par with Thor Odinson.[6]
  • Fire Generation: As the God of Fire Shango has the ability to generate and control fire & heat at extremely high temperatures and for a variety of effects.[6]
  • Blessing: Shango is capable of bestowing abilities and powers on mortals he chooses to bless, As he did with Chango of the Santerians.[7]

Abilities

Formidable hand-to-hand combatant.[1]

Strength level

Shango is able to lift about 50 tons.[1]

Equipment

Blessed Ofo Rod who protects him from physical damage on Earth.[1]

Transportation

He rides black storm clouds.[1]

Weapons

  • Oshé: Mystical double-headed axe to summon thunder and lightning.[1]
  • Hunga Munga: Throwing irons capable of piercing nearly any substance.[1]

Shango also appeared in the DC Universe.[8]

  • His name is pronounced 'shahn-GO'.[9]

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