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Gihanga and the Herd that Rose from a Lake


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(Nyarwanda/Rwanda)

Gihanga, the son of Nkuba Lightning, the lord of heaven, was the founder of the Rwanda mystical kingdom, the cultural hero who brought fertility and prosperity, a great hunter. He became the first king of Rwanda. He married a Rwanda princess to become the founder of the dynasty.

Gihanga, inventor of techniques for pottery making and the forge, domesticated a large herd of wild cattle who one day mysteriously rose from the depths of a lake.

Subjects: Religion.


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