African Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Africa


Sān Creator God

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

Creator God of the Botswana Bushmen

He got totally fed up with the disobedience of mankind and went away in a huff. Now somewhat aloof, his only communication with Earth these days is via preying mantises and caterpillars. Praying to Kaang is therefore a rather specialized subject, We can only suggest you take a quick course of Spiritual Entomology.

Legends reveal that he created the moon out of an old shoe, although the point of that is anybody’s guess.

Kaang Facts and Figures

Name: Kaang
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

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

In charge of: Creating
Area of expertise: Creation

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
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Article last revised on May 19, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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