African Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Africa

MULUNGU

Bantu Creator God

Also known as Mlungu, Mungu, Murun-Gu, Murungu

Popular God of Creation and Bureaucracy

Mulungu is the Supreme Being, Creator, Sky God and Almighty Everything deity of many peoples across East Africa, known under this or similar names across many lands. See Muluku for example.

As you might expect, there are many tales and legends about him. Several of them involving a large hole in the ground which the first humans climbed out of.

Like many deities in this part of the world, he is extremely remote. He lives several miles up in the sky where he occasionally rumbles like thunder.

But he’s certainly not lightning-fast. Messages take a long time to get through to him as they must pass through layer upon layer of interminable intermediaries.

By the time he gets around to answering the urgent pleas of his worshipers, most of them have either died of the disease they were complaining about or else forgotten whatever it was they wanted in the first place.

Perhaps that’s just as well because Mulungu’s outgoing messages tend to arrive as gibberish after their lengthy bureaucratic fermentation downwards.

Mulungu Facts and Figures

Name: Mulungu
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Mlungu, Mungu, Murun-Gu, Murungu

Gender: Male
Type: God
Area or people: Bantu peoples of East Africa
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Creating
Area of expertise: Creation

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Article last revised on November 03, 2018 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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