Bushongo mythology

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The Bushongo or Songora are an ethnic group from the Congo River and surrounding areas. The creator god (or chembe) in Bushongo mythology is called Bumba. He existed alone in darkness, the world consisting only of water. 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.