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Naka

by Micha F. Lindemans

A creator-deity of the Sonjo people of Tanzania. He created his sister, Nebele, but he was jealous of her accomplishments and said she was but a woman and therefor his property. He attempted to brand her like an animal, but the angry Nebele fled to another world. Naka then created a man and a woman, and their children populated the world.

Naka told each group that he would grant them one gift, whatever they asked for. The Sonjo asked for and received the digging stick.


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