African Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Africa


Bushongo/Kuba Creator God

Also known as Mbomba, Mbombo, Mbongo

Picture of the African Creator God Bumba from our African mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Mighty Creator God of Vomit

From the Bushongo in the Congo comes Bumba, the African Creator God of Vomit. Yes, vomit.

In the beginning, all was dark. Then out of the darkness came Bumba, a giant pale-skinned figure. He was not feeling well. In fact he had not been feeling well for millions of years. He was lonely, and the unbearable solitude was making him ill.

Troubled by a ballooning bellyache, he staggered, moaned and vomited up the Sun. Light burst forth into the Universe — and he choked out the Moon. The stars came next and then, with a tremendous effort, he threw up the planet Earth. We do live in a very sick world.

This nauseating display was brought to a triumphant conclusion when, as an encore, he vomited forth nine animals, an assortment of humans, and a pile of diced carrots.

Exhausted from his labors, he sat and watched as the nine creatures multiplied. After a while, they had evolved into every living thing on Earth. Which just shows that Creationism and Evolution are both right.

All his creatures were friendly and respectful. His loneliness abated and finally he was content.

Then Bumba’s children appeared. His three strapping sons were Nyonye Ngana, Chonganda and Chedi Bumba. They added the finishing touches and thus the world was made. But his fiery daughter Tsetse Bumba was quite a handful and had to be sent to the sky without her supper.

Bumba spoke kindly to his human creations before ascending to Heaven, never to be seen again. So far as we know, his stomach has never troubled him since.

Bumba Facts and Figures

Name: Bumba
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Mbomba, Mbombo, Mbongo

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

In charge of: Creating
Area of expertise: Creation

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Article last revised on November 02, 2018 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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