African Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Africa

CHONGANDA

Bushongo/Kuba Plant God

Creator God of Plants

When the world was new and only recently spewed forth, living creatures covered its surface and all was good. But there were no plants. Which was obviously a problem for all the non-carnivores out there.

So the great Bumba’s second son Chonganda summoned up all his powers and managed to produce a single green shoot. It was hard work, this creating business.

Exhausted, he sat beside his father and watched as the magic plant grew buds, flowered, spread its seeds and generated all the plants, grasses, trees and bushes in the world.

Then his brother Chedi Bumba wanted a go...

Chonganda Facts and Figures

Name: Chonganda
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

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

In charge of: Plants and Vegetation
Area of expertise: Plants

Good/Evil Rating: GOOD, quite approachable
Popularity index: 190

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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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