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Heitsi-eibib

by Micha F. Lindemans
Legendary hero of the Khoikhoi (Hottentots). He is the son of a cow and some miraculous grass, eaten by the cow. Heitsi-eibib is a great magician, a patron of hunters, and a superb fighter. One of his feats was defeating the monstrous Ga-gorib. According to legend, he was killed on numerous occasions, after which he always resurrected himself (his cairns are found all over the Khoikhoi lands).

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    Heitsi

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