African Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Africa


Xhosa Creator God

Also known as Qamata, Qamta, Quamta, Qumatha, Uqamata

Vague and blurry Creator God of the Xhosa

He’s the Top God of the Xhosa people somewhere in the eastern cape of South Africa. He is also known as – or occasionally the son of – Thixo.

There is not much to say about him; the Xhosa don’t trouble about his godly attributes and he doesn’t seem inclined to reveal anything. Qamatha worshipers are basically worshiping a giant blurry question mark. Nobody knows anything about him and nobody really cares either. What a wonderful contrast to the arguments and schisms of other religions we could mention.

So if you’re looking for a decent omnipotent deity but aren’t too fussy about the details, Qamatha could be the one for you. Just drop a pebble on one of the many sacred piles dotted around and he’s yours. Maybe. Nobody knows for sure. Particularly not the Xhosa.

Qamatha Facts and Figures

Name: Qamatha
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Qamata, Qamta, Quamta, Qumatha, Uqamata

Gender: Male
Type: God
Area or people: Xhosa people of South Africa
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Creating
Area of expertise: Creation

Good/Evil Rating: GOOD, quite approachable
Popularity index: 11655

Copy this link to share with anyone:

Share this page on social media:

Link to this page:

HTML: To link to this page, just copy and paste the link below into your blog, web page or email.

BBCODE: To link to this page in a forum post or comment box, just copy and paste the link code below:

Cite this article

Here's the info you need to cite this page. Just copy the text in the box below.

Article last revised on November 21, 2018 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Permissions page

Oh woe. Javascript is switched off in your browser.
Some bits of this website may not work unless you switch it on.