Abaluyia (Vugusu) Creator God
Also known as Khakhabaisaywa
Creator God on stilts
He is known as The One On High. Probably because his Heavenly abode perches on top of a magnificent set of giant pillars.
He created everything in six days and on the seventh he rested. But he didn’t register for copyright, and more worldlywise Gods have since taken the credit.
Wele originally designed the Sun and Moon as twins. But he had to split them up and keep them apart because they wouldn’t stop fighting. He then created Mwambu, the first man, so that the celestial lights would have someone to shine on.
Mwambu and his wife Sela built themselves a house on stilts. This was probably in imitation of Wele’s rather more expensive and upmarket Heaven. Never mind keeping up with the neighbors — try keeping up with the Gods. Houses on stilts are still popular in Kenya today — if nothing else, stilts make it harder for critters and baddies to get in.
Wele’s finishing touches included rainbows, weather and fairy lights. On the eighth day he rested again. And then again and again. He is still on holiday.
Wele Facts and Figures
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Khakhabaisaywa
Area or people: Abaluyia (Vugusu tribe) of Kenya
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
In charge of: Creating
Area of expertise: Creation
Good/Evil Rating: GREAT, really beneficial
Popularity index: 4961
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 02, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.