Bushongo mythology

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The Bushongo or Songora are an ethnic group from the Congo River and surrounding areas; the creation god(or chembe) in Bushongo mythology is called Bumba. He existed alone in darkness, the world consisting only of water; the god Bumba was said to appear like a gigantic man in form and white in color.[1] The creation took place when he vomited forth the sun, moon, earth, plants and animals, and then humanity. Bomazi is the ancestor-god of the Bushongo.


  1. ^ Torday, E. (1911). "Bushongo Mythology". Folklore. 22 (1): 41–47. doi:10.1080/0015587X.1911.9719461. JSTOR 1254954.