African Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Africa

DENG

Dinka Creator God

Disgruntled Creator God

You do everything you can for these humans. Create them. Show them how to survive. Provide for all their needs... and then some silly old woman pounds her corn so hard that her pole rebounds, flies up into the sky and puts a dent in Heaven.

Grrr, says Deng, no-one prangs my Holy Abode. If that’s the way they want it, they can have a few cartloads of hardship and poverty.

So punishment rained down, disaster and woe fell upon the human race, and all because of a little dent. Disgruntled Deng turned his back on humanity and shows no sign of forgiving us. Just as well his mother Buk is more easy-going.

Deng Facts and Figures

Name: Deng
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Male
Type: God
Area or people: Dinka people of the Sudan
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Creating
Area of expertise: Creation

Good/Evil Rating: NOT OKAY, be careful
Popularity index: 1302

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Article last revised on November 02, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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