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Bumba - African God of Vomit

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Bumba - African God of Vomit

Post  LyxisMorgan on Mon 17 Feb 2014 - 2:01

Bumba (also known as Mbombo and Mbongo)
Pronunciation: Boom-ba


This God comes from the religion and mythology of the Kuba of Central Africa and was a God of Creation. He was a giant in form and white in colour

In the beginning there was darkness but from that darkness came Bumba a very pale skinned god who was not feeling very well at all. he was so lonely and his loneliness made him feel even worse until eventually he vomited, spewing forth the Sun, the moon, the stars and eventually a very watery planet Earth.
The heat from the sun dried up the water to create the clouds and after time dry hills emerged from the water.
But Bumba was still so very loney and still so terrible ill which bought on the second wave of vomit. with this wave came nine animals:
The leopard, called Koy Bumba;
The eagle, Ponga Bumba;
The crocodile, Ganda Bumba;
The fish, Yo Bumba;
The tortoise, Kono Bumba;
A black leopard-like animal, Tsetse Bumba;
A white heron, Nyanyi Bumba;
A scarab;
And a goat named Budi.
Bumba also vomited many men, one of them was called Loko Yima.
And thus his loneliness subsided and he happily watched as his new creations went on to create the rest of the animals on the planet. The heron created all flying birds but one, the kite, and the crocodile created snakes and the iguana. The goat, Budi, brought forth all the horned animals, the scarab all insects, and Yo Bumba, all fish.

Bumba had three sons that decided to finish creating the world.
The first son, Nyonye Ngana, vomited white ants, but died after. To honour him, the ants went deep in the earth for dark soil to bury him and transformed the barren sands at the earth's surface. The second son, Chonganda, created the first plant, which in turn gave rise to all trees, grasses and flowers. And Chedi Bumba, the third son, made the last bird, the kite.

Tsetse Bumba (the black leopard-like creature) caused trouble on Earth so Bumba chased him into the sky where he became the thunderbolt. This left people without fire, so Bumba showed them how to make it from the trees. Once the creation was complete and peaceful, Bumba delivered it to mankind and retreated into the heavens, leaving Loko Yima to serve as "god upon Earth."

(Next time you feel ill imagine what you could be creating. I guess it's a good thing that this god did not flush the toilet!)

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