The Vodu or Gods of Africa are a race of superhumanly powerful humanoid beings worshipped by the native indigenous aborigine tribes of inland Africa. Worship of the Vodu possibly began around 2900 BC when the ancient Afrikaans first began showing signs of civilization. Unlike the majority of Earth's pantheons of gods, they are still worshipped today, but they are not nearly as active as they were in ancient times. The Vodu dwell in Ale (also called Afe or Ala), a small "pocket" dimension adjacent to Earth; an interdimensional nexus between Ale and Earth exists somewhere near Mount Kilimanjaro in modern Tanzania, considered a mystical location among its neighboring tribes. (Ale was also the name of the sacred lands of the Yoruba.) The human worshippers of the Vodu often had separate names for their gods that varied by tribe and region; for example, the Yoruba of Benin called the ancestor of the gods Buluku, whereas the tribes of Mozambique called him Muluku. In the Marvel Universe, the orishas are the sons of Buluku and Gaea (named Nana).
The Marvel pantheon of African gods features gods from all over Africa as well as Haiti. The Pantheon of Wakanda is called The Orisha, it is formed by deities of different origins from Africa, Bast, Toth and Ptah (Egyptians), Kokou (Benin) and Mujaji (South Africa).
The Jabari Tribe, worship a gorilla god called Ghekre (from the Baoulé people) , Previously, the tribe worship Ngi (from the Yaoundé people). Other cults in Wakanda include Egyptian deities: the Lion Cult (dedicated to Sekhmet) and Crocodile Cult (dedicated to Sobek).