Karanga myths


Karanga (KM) et al.

Zulu (SS) et al

Hellenic et al.


Samatutu (‘Owner of Wind’) produced wind from egg.


[Orphic] "Wind-egg" (A:B); [Epikouros] egg constituted of wind (A, p. 113)



Allied to talking trees,

Having fallen in love with tree-like man (p. 37),

Pomegranate-tree of god Rimmon (PAM).


1-toothed old woman was placed "under a big heavy stone."

goddess Ninhavanhu-Ma became an owl (p. 38).

Persephone’s owl Askalaphos was imprisoned under a stone (A).



˝ of man split in twain, Divirimbe,

God’s face "was completely displaced to one side." (pp. 40-1)

Kalais & Zetes


slew divine bird.

Attack by divine birds (p. 42-4).

repelled the Harpuiai bird-goddesses (H).



Boy spoke from within bull’s corpse;

To goddess Nandi-mukhi (‘Cow-mouth’)

Humans spake from within hollow brazen bull of god Ataburios (Ph).


that boy’s singing induced growth of pumpkins.

was addressed discussion of pumpkins (HP).


EAS, p. 276b

[Hawai>ian god] Wakea (who made world out of calabash) = [Mangaian god] ˝-fish Vatea.

Akala-kusman.d.a (‘timeless pumpkin’) is of the fish-eating Neda-Nedi (BS, Song 11:2).

Ataburios is (EKhPRT, n. 62) related to the ‘Green Man’ who revived fishes.

KM = Herbert Aschwanden (transl. by Ursula Cooper) : Karanga Mythology. Mambo Pr.

SS = Vusamazulu Mutwa: Song of the Stars. Station Hill Openings, Barrytown (NY), 1996.

EAS = David H. Kelley & Eugene F. Milone : Exploring Ancient Skies. Springer Verlag, 2005.

HP = "History of the Pearl" http://nitaai.net/forums/viewtopic1.php?thank_you=1&pid=5157

BS = http://nitaaiveda.com/NITAAI_Yoga_Forums/Swami%27s_Writings_and_Articles/Baul_Sangit.htm

A:B = Aristoph. Birds, 690 ff. (Kern, O.F. 1)

A = Alexander Jacob : Atman.

PAM = http://www.paghat.com/pomegranatemyths.html

A = http://www.theoi.com/Khthonios/Askalaphos.html

H = http://www.theoi.com/Pontios/Harpyiai.html

Ph = http://www.nndb.com/people/837/000097546/

EKhPRT = http://khidr.org/khidr-turkey.htm