Wooden statue adorned with hair, shells, beads, and a sheaf of some plant material. Verso: WHO/15811. AFRO. Smallpox. SM 5-1980. Of the smallpox god Sopona, worshipped by the Yorubas of Nigeria, it was said that "being a very stubborn deity, he would not heed my appeasement".
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World Health Organization; Source: Record; Research date: 20151216