Pombagira is a British doom metal / sludge duo, originally a three-piece band, formed in London, United Kingdom at the crossroads between 2006 and 2007. The programme of intent is based on a strong acknowledgement to the forces associated with the downtrodden. The name Pombagira comes from the Afro-Brazilian religion of Quimbanda. Within the confines of this religion for those socially marginalised, Pombagira's attributes are strength and protection. She is the wife/consort of Exu, a trickster spirit that has in the past been mistaken for the devil.