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Zulu mythology

The Zulu are an ethnic group in South Africa.

uKqili[?] is the highest god and Unkulunkulu is the creator of humanity. Unkulunkulu ("ancestor") was created in Uthlanga[?] (also Uhlanga[?]), a huge swamp before he came to Earth. Uthlanga was created by the Sky Father[?] Umvelinqangi[?], god of thunder and earthquakes.

Other deities include Mamlambo[?], the goddess of rivers, and Mbaba Mwana Waresa[?], a goddess of the rainbow, agriculture, rain and beer (which she invented).

Uhlakanyana[?] is an evil dwarf-like being; Intulo[?] is a humanoid lizard. Tikdoshe[?] is a dwarf with only half of a body, one arm, one leg, etc. Tikdoshe fights humans, usually killing them; if he loses, he will teach the human magic and healing. Unwaba[?] is a chameleon who was sent to humanity to grant them immortality. Unwaba was too slow, leading to the current mortality of humanity. The chameleon's color changes from green to brown because it is mourning Unwaba sloth.



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