African Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Africa

CAGN

Sān Transformation God

Also known as Kaang, Kaggen

Picture of the African Transformation God Cagn from our African mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

God of Shape-Changing

An amorphous deity of many parts and capabilities, he can change into anything from an antelope to a praying mantis. He also owns magic sandals which can turn into guard dogs. Sounds fantastic. The superhero comics industry should seriously think about making him an offer. How about Captain Cagn?

His handy powers do not always prevent him from getting eaten by ants or ogres. But no problem. His bones became ‘Them Bones’ and, like a film run backwards, miraculously joint themselves together. Result: total restoration.

Cagn Facts and Figures

Name: Cagn
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Kaang, Kaggen

Gender: Male
Type: God
Area or people: Sān (Bushmen) of Southern Africa
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Transformation
Area of expertise: Transformation

Good/Evil Rating: OKAY, not bad
Popularity index: 2476

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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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