As early as the 12th century, the Yoruba people of the Niger River valley (in modern-day Nigeria) started worshiping the Vodū gods (as did the Fon people of Dahomey (in modern-day Benin). The Yorubans knew the Vodū Sky Father Buluku as "Olorun".
Buluku's offspring Lusa and Mahu, and their family, became directly involved in mortal affairs, and descended to the ancient city of Ife, which they founded, the legendary first city of the Yoruba people (in modern-day Osun State). One of the several interdimensional nexuses between Earth and Orun, the dimension of the Vodū, is located near Ife.
The Yorubans worshipped the Vodū, or Orishas:
- Appearances of Yoruba
- Minor Appearances of Yoruba
- Media Yoruba was Mentioned in
- Images that include Yoruba
- Organization Gallery: Yoruba