A being who creates babies from mud and places them in the mother's womb. From afterbirths he takes the souls and preserves them in various places until they are ready to used for new persons (see cho-i). During childbirth Anjea's various retreats are recited. The grandmother will cut the navel cord and the retreat mentioned when the cords breaks will be the child's hunting ground by right; the baby will be known as the child of a pool, rock, etc.



  • Frazer, Sir James George. (1961). Adonis, Attis, Osiris. New Hyde Park, New York: University Books, p. 103.
  • Leach, Maria, ed. (1949-1950). Dictionary of Folklore, Mythology, and Legend. 2 vols. New York: Funk and Wagnalls, p. 1:63.
  • Leach, Maria, ed. (1984). Funk & Wagnalls Standard Dictionary of Folklore, Mythology, and Legend. New York: HarperCollins.