The Gods and Spirits of Africa


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African Creator God

Also known as UNKUL

Wise and Wonderful God apart from communication problems

His parents were the Creator Gods UMVELINQANGI and UHLANGA who created him out of reeds, gave him a good upbringing and made him aware of his responsibilities.

Pretty soon in his career, he decided to bestow immortality upon mankind, and sent a chameleon down with the good news. "Dear Mankind. Am giving you the Gift of Immortality. Hope this fits in with your needs. Best regards, Unkul. R.S.V.P"

Unfortunately the bearer of this important message was delayed on the way and mankind didn’t get to hear of it until far too late. Expecting a simple thank-you at the very least, Uncle Unkul was a bit narked and changed his mind. He sent a lizard with an entirely different message instead.

This lizard didn’t waste any time and got there first. So mankind was presented with their fate. "Dear Mankind. I don’t like you any more. Drop dead. Best regards, Unkul."

Apart from this unfortunate glitch, UNKULUNKULU was a wise and helpful God who did his best to produce a welfare state.


Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : UNKUL
Area or people : Zulu and Xhosa people of South Africa
Location : Africa
Gender : Male
Type : deity

In charge of : Creating
God of : Creation

Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : GOOD, quite approachable
Popularity index : 22372

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Article last updated on 14 January 2014 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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