In Yoruba mythology, Egbere is a malevolent spirit that inhabits woods and is seen at night.[1]

It is said to be short, owns a (small) mat, and cries all the time.[2][3] Also that whoever takes the mat of wealth from him will be rich beyond imagination.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Crowther, Samuel; Vidal, Owen Emeric (1852). A Vocabulary of the Yoruba Language. Seeleys. p. 80.
  2. ^ Dopamu, Ade. "The Yoruba Religious System". Africa Update 6.3 (1999): 2-17, p. 7.
  3. ^ Jimoh, Shaykh Luqman. "The Yoruba concept of spirit husband and the Islamic belief in intermarriage between jinn and man: A comparative discourse". International Conference on Humanities, Literature and Management (ICHLM'15), Jan. 9-10, 2015, Dubai (UAE). 2015, p. 1.