Gleti is a moon goddess of the Fon people from the ancient Kingdom of Dahomey, situated in what is now Benin.[1][2]

In Dahomey mythology, she is the mother of all the stars. An eclipse is caused by the shadow of the moon’s husband crossing her face.[1]


  1. Auset, Brandi, The Goddess Guide: Exploring the Attributes and Correspondences of the Divine Feminine, Llewellyn Worldwide (2009), p. 55, ISBN 9780738715513
  2. Coulter, Charles Russell; Turner, Patricia, Encyclopedia of Ancient Deities, Routledge (2013), p. 193, ISBN 9781135963903
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