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Wantu Su's Nephew and the Drum


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(Sara/Chad, Sudan)

Wantu Su is the supreme god.

He gave to his nephew, Wantu, a drum that contained a little of all that he had in the sky. He wanted Wantu to give this to mankind. The plan was this: Wantu would slide down a rope from heaven, then when he reached the earth he would beat a drum to announce his arrival. But a crow struck the drum as Wantu descended. The drum fell and broke, and men, fish, and plants were scattered throughout the world.

Subjects: Religion.


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