www.GodsLaidBare.com
  Latest God Count 1,228 — 20th of September 2017
Alphabetical Gods List
Click a letter to view Gods...
Pantheon Intro
View full A-Z list
  = visited
LAP OF THE GODS
Jump to a random deity
Pantheons.
Aztec
Caribbean
Greek
India
Japanese
Norse
Dictionary of Ancient Deities (.com) /(.uk)

Myths of the Northern lands (.com) / (.uk)

Gods of the Ancient Slavs (.com) /(.uk)

Myths and legends of the world (.com) / (.uk)
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Pronunciation : BOOM-bah

(Bushongo Deity)BUMBA

GodsLaidBare
Also known as MBOMBO, MBONGO

In the beginning there was only darkness, water and the great God Bumba.

There was a serious rumble in Bumba's tum and he felt quite ill, in fact, he'd been off color for quite a while. He had no-one to talk to and being constantly up to his knees in water and total darkness wasn't helping. He grumbled, then stumbled and vomited up the sun. Light burst forth into the universe which dried up some of the water revealing the earth. Then he heaved up the moon and stars.

Things were looking up. There was water and land, day and night and warmth. But there was still something missing, which was lucky because he felt another heave coming on ...

With an almigty wrench up came a selection of animals with humans as the encore. He felt so much better, which is hardly suprising since he got rid of that little lot! His stomach ache had gone, the animals were evolving to fill the world with all kinds of weird and wonderful creatures and were pretty well behaved ... all except Tsetse Bumba who's nasty habit of setting fire to things was a little troublesome.

With his work seemingly done and feeling content, Bumba taught humans how to make fire then left his three sons - Nyonye-Ngana, Chonganda and Chedi-Bumba - to tie up a few loose ends then retired to heaven, and as far as I know his tummy hasn't bothered him since.
All deities are GM free & no Gods were harmed during site construction!
www.godslaidbare.com/the gods laid bare
'BUMBA' - African entry : 09 January 2009
Page last modified on 30 Aug 2010
Spotted a goof? Please, Let me know. I'm quite tame :)