Mokissos an order of deities of the negroes of Congo, Angola, etc., in Africa. They are a kind of genii or spirits, and are in subordination to a superior. being, called by the natives Zamban-Pongo. Their idols are composed either of wood or stone; a few. are erected in temples or chapels, but the much greater part in the public streets and highways. Some are in the form of four-footed beasts, others are like birds. To these the negroes bow, and offer sacrifices to appease their anger, or to obtain their favor.

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