6 Fascinating World Creation Myths

Kuba people – Central Africa

People of Kuba tribe in central Africa have one of unique world creation myths. It has a crucial detail – vomiting. Their creator god was Mbombo, who in the beginning sat alone in darkness and primordial water that covered the earth. All of a sudden, he felt sick so he puked out the moon, the sun, and all the stars. Thanks to the newly created sun, water started to evaporate. Soon, the dry land rose up and clouds were created from vapors. Then Mbombo felt sick and once again vomited. This time from his stomach came 9 animals and men. Those 9 animals went on to create all other animal species. Then Mbombos 3 sons decided to help, creating ants, plants, and kite bird. In the end, Mbombo taught humans how to light the fire. After that, satisfied with his creation, he retired to heavens. Who would have thought something good could come from vomiting, right?

Related Posts

5 Facts You Didn’t Know About the Epic of Gilgamesh The Epic of Gilgamesh is said to be the main work of literature that influenced The Bible as we know it. The journey and adventures of demigod Gilgamesh have served as the cornerstone of lit...
7 Animals That Were Regarded as Gods in Ancient Egypt Ancient Egypt’s religion often perceived gods as having animalistic features and the people even worshipped certain animals. Keep reading to find out more about 7 animals that had a godlike ...
15 Mightiest Heroes in Greek Mythology Greek mythology is overwhelmed with figures that had heroic powers but were also susceptible to human flaws. Many of them were notable for their capacity to battle entire armies, slay sinist...

What do you think?


Pin It on Pinterest