Kintu

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Kintu is a mythological figure who appears in a legend of the Baganda of Uganda as a creation myth. According to this legend, Kintu was the first person on earth, the father of all people.

Kintu was the first man who wandered alone in the plains of Baganda. He met a woman and her brother, who had come from the sky. The woman, Nnambi, took Kintu to meet her father, Ggulu, in the sky. They married and had many children. Nnambi's brother was Walumbe ("Death"), and he brought death to Kintu and Nnambi, but their children continued to multiply.

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  • David William Cohen, The historical tradition of Busoga, Mukama and Kintu (1972).
  • Joseph B. R. Gaie, Sana Mmolai, The Concept of Botho and HIV/AIDS in Botswana (2007), p. 2.

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