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Ruhanga features in Bantu mythology as the remote creator and sky-God, recognized among the Bahima, the Banyoro, the Batooro, the Bahororo, the Bakiga, the Bamba and all other groups referred to in general as Banyakitara. The Bahima further recognise him as the arbiter of life, sickness, and death. However, unlike creator figures in other religious systems, Ruhanga is generally not a focus of worship.[1][2]

Ruhanga is also considered to be the founder of the Batembuzi dynasty of the Kingdom of Kitara.[3]


  1. ^ Dictionary of Gods
  2. ^ Webster’s Online Dictionary
  3. ^ Uganda Travel Guide: The Bachwezi