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Mukuru

by Micha F. Lindemans
The ancestral god and creator god of the Herero bushmen of Namibia. The benevolent Mukuru, all alone with no parents or companions, shows his kindness trough life-giving rain, healing the sick and upholding the very old. The Herero believe that their tribal chief is the incarnation of Mukuru and that he continues Mukuru's task as a bringer of culture. Death is seen by them as the calling home of one of the god's children.

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