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DITAOLANE

African Hero God

Also known as MOSHANYANA

Legendary Hero of the Basuto people

There’s this evil demon KHODUMODURNO running riot all over the Earth, feasting and destroying all in its path. DITAOLANE’s mum disguised herself as a corpse and hid in a dunghill to ensure her survival. So the demon passed her by.

But dunghills are very hot places, and — holy crap! — she was pregnant. But not for long. Suddenly she gave birth to a full-grown warrior son. He arrived fully equipped with a shield, a spear, and a string of divining bones (called Ditaloa).

He took off after the demon in no uncertain manner. Splat! Blam! Kapow! The dead demon was sliced open and all that it had swallowed was miraculously restored. Big D became chief and ruler and was so revered that when he died his heart fluttered to the sky in total Godliness where he still keeps an eye on things.

His pet name is MOSHANYANA, which means ‘little boy’. What a cute thing to call a Top God.

DITAOLANE FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : DITAOLANE
Area or people : Basuto people of Lesotho
Location : Africa
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Heroics
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : GOOD, quite approachable
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : MOSHANYANA
Popularity index : 5032

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Article last updated on 17 January 2014 by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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