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Jul 18, 2013 · Africa is the second-largest continent in the world. Among its one billion inhabitants, more than 1,000 languages are spoken, and there is a massive variety of ethnic religions. In most African cultures, history and beliefs have been explained and passed on through oral traditions and storytelling.
- The Serer Creation Myth. Like in every creation myth in Africa, the Serer of Senegal, Mauritania and the Gambia have theirs. The account is linked to the first trees created by roog.
- The Eye Of Ra, The Sun God. Ra is the sun god and king of the gods who live on earth. Every day he moves across the sky and is more powerful at noon. He gets weak towards evening.
- Nyami Nyamin, The River God. Nyami Nyamin is one of the fiercest gods. The river god resides in the river Zambezi and is an important god among the Tonga people.
- Myth Of Osiris And The First Egyptian Mummy. Osiris is one of the powerful Egyptian gods who once ruled Egypt in a long line of succession. Alongside his wife Isis.
African folklore tales about animal tricksters often describe how helpless creatures manage to outwit fierce animals. One of the most important animal tricksters of West African legends is Anansi, who acts on behalf of the sky god, Nyame. Anansi became the King of All Stories after proving to Nyame that he could trick a jaguar, hornets and a fairy.
Sep 23, 2021 · African myths are often passed down orally between families and communities, but writers have been diligently recording these stories for decades. One thing to remember is that the African continent is enormous ; its landmass could contain the United States, China, Japan, the UK, and Eastern Europe with room to spare.