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Amma

by Micha F. Lindemans
The god of fertility and of rain among the Dagon of Mali and Sudan. He is the supreme god who created the cosmos as an egg with two placenta from which twins (a boy and a girl) were born. They are called the Nommo. They stood model for later creatures.

Another myth tells of how Amma intended to rape the earth but that his divine penis bumped into an ant's nest (the clitoris) which was then removed by the creator (the first excision). Only then sexual intercourse with the earth was possible. From that union Yurugu was born. Yurugu committed incest with his mother (the earth). This act soiled the earth and menstruation appeared for the first time. Amma decided to leave the un-pure earth and continued his works of creation on his own. He created the first eight ancestors (four men and four women), who had 80 descendants and those form the basis of the world-population. Altars of Amma usually consist of a monolith.


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