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Semi-legendary King of Uganda. An immortal, Kintu was in the habit of visiting Katonda, the supreme deity, in order to submit reports of his work on earth. These meetings took place on a hill. One day Katonda told the King not to visit him again; he also entrusted Kintu with a sack, from which the latter was not to part, and which no one else was to be allowed to touch. Under the influence of strong drink, Kintu forgot his instructions, went to the hill and left his sack there. Wrathful Katonda deprived Kintu of his immortality, and sent to Uganda sickness and death.

Subjects: Religion.

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