AFRICAN MYTHOLOGY

The Gods and Spirits of Africa

 


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MUKURU

African Ancestral Spirit

Also known as OMUKURU

Mighty Spirit of the First Human

He emerged from the root holes of the primordial OMUMBOROMBONGA tree, along with his wife and a herd of cattle.

Being the ancestor of the Herero people, MUKURU is venerated as ‘The Old One’ and his spirit is often prayed to for help. Actually he is invoked quite a lot as NJAMBI, their Supreme God, tends to be unavailable for mere mortal matters.

MUKURU is believed to be buried under the very tree that gave birth to him.

MUKURU FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : MUKURU
Area or people : Herero of Namibia
Location : Africa
Gender : Male
Type : spiritual being
In charge of : Ancestors and Ancestral Spirits
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : GOOD, quite approachable
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : OMUKURU
Popularity index : 3577

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Article last updated on 24 July 2014 by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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