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Mulungu: Man and Hyena, and the Origin of Death


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(Gogo/Tanzania)

Mulungu is the supreme being. He governs man's destiny, heals people, and controls rain.

Man and Hyena had a conversation. Man said, “We want to live always.” Hyena said, “You had better not, as we want to eat your dead bodies.” Therefore we die, as decreed or desired by Hyena.

Subjects: Religion.


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