African mythology

NYONYE NGANA

Bushongo/Kuba Ant God

The Creator of Ants

He was the eldest son of Creator God BUMBA. After the world was vomited up by his father, NYONYE NGANA wanted to make his mark too. He noticed that all the creatures roaming the planet had evolved from the first nine animals which BUMBA originally threw up. Aha, creating things is easy, thought NYONYE NGANA.

So he gave it a try. As a test of his manufacturing powers, he created a humble ant, intending to move onto greater things. He succeeded in making quite a few. In fact, billions. But the effort was too much. He died of severe ant fatigue. And then it was his brother CHONGANDA’s turn.

Meanwhile, the ants were grateful to NYONYE NGANA for making them, and scurried into the earth to give him a decent burial. They’ve been busy doing that ever since.

Nyonye Ngana Facts and Figures

Name: Nyonye Ngana
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: None known

Gender: Male
Type: deity
Area or people: Bushongo/Kuba people of the Congo
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Ants
Area of expertise: Ants

Good/Evil Rating: OKAY, not bad
Popularity index: 17187

Article last updated on 30 November 2017 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

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