Sango (Shango) is a Yoruba (Western Nigerian) deity. He is the god of thunder and lightning. He spits fire and has an axe-like staff that he wields. He appears in a red regalia embellished in cowries and wears his hair in cornrows in a style called “suku” with cowries to adorn it. He is built, strong and always wears a serious face that communicates toughness without parting his lips.