AFRICAN MYTHOLOGY

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TSUI-GOAB

African Creator God

Also known as DXUI, TSUI, TSUI-//GOAB

Supreme Shape-shifting Creator God

He’s the Creator God of many tribes under various names. He created the world and got it into shape.

He’s a real shape-changer. To populate the world, he transformed into every single plant and animal in turn, shedding his skin like a snake to become the next item in its turn. So, in a neat twist on Creationist Evolutionary Theory, everyone — including you — are descended from his D.N.A.

We’re also reliably informed that TSUI-GOAB is the Good God of Rain and Thunder. This is something of a necessity with Creator Gods. No-one takes you seriously unless you can rattle the heavens and drench people.

In Namibia, the Khoikhoi worship him as the God of Sorcerers, while the Nama people call him ‘The Good One’ as he makes the sun rise and sends rain to sustain life. He’s also known as Tsui-//Goab, those funny // marks representing a special Namibian clicking noise. We think. Our favorite of his names is THIXO, which he just happens to share with a no-nonsense brand of industrial glue.

His opposite number is the nasty GAUNAB, with whom he battled furiously. There’s never a minute’s peace when you’re Supreme Deity.

TSUI-GOAB FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : TSUI-GOAB
Area or people : Xhosa people of South Africa, Khoikhoi, Kalahari Bushmen, Nama of Namibia
Location : Africa
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Creating
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : GOOD, quite approachable
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : DXUI, TSUI, TSUI-//GOAB
Popularity index : 7850

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Article last updated on 18 October 2013 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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