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Qamata is the most prominent God in the Xhosa people of south-eastern Africa. Qamata is God, uThixo.

There are few certain beliefs about Qamata other than that he is omnipresent and that there is no other being like him. One act that may signify worship of or respect for him involves small artificial heaps of stones or cairns scattered about the land. A traveller may often be seen adding a stone to such cairns "for Qamata," in hopes of being granted luck or good fortune in whatever he happens to be thinking of at the time.

Table Mountain[edit]

Table Mountain, as seen from the Cape Town harbour

Prominent Zulu sangoma and writer Credo Mutwa has recited a mythical legend of how, when uQamata wanted to create dry land, the sea dragon Inkanyamba interfered. Qamata's mother (though He is actually spirit and of no genealogical origin), uJobela, created four giants to help him in work and battle Inkanyamba.

When Qamata's task was completed and enough dry land had been recovered, the giants were turned to stone so they could continue to keep watch over the land. The southernmost of them, Umlindi Wemingizimu ("Watcher of the South") became Huriǂoaxa (so-called "Table Mountain") at ǁHuiǃgaeb, South Africa.