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Monje Ngumyu: To Meet Her Is Fatal


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(Tangale/Nigeria)

Shoro are guardian spirits, nonhuman spirits. Wa mo mamom min gan wabi (Our town's thing which we worship) is a benevolent Shoro, one who looks after people in their habitation and influences for good the hearts of humans.

Monje Ngumyu, the Beautiful One, is the wife of Wa mo mamom min gan wabi: she is symmetrically formed, with one leg and one centrally placed breast. Her hair is done up on the crown and greased. Occasionally, she goes to the town. Her dwelling is the stony structure of Wa mo mamom, min gan wabi. If anyone ever passes by her house and she meets him doing so, that person will die. She kills men.

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