Zulu mythology

primordial history of universe

Of the goddess Ninhavanhu-Ma, "one breast is larger than the other." (SS, p. 35)

Of each of the Amazones, one teat was said to be disfigured. (GM, 100.1)

She fell in love with a tree-like man. (SS, p. 37)

The Amazon Hippo-lute fretted tree-leaves as amatory magic to attract Hippo-lutos, at Athenai. (GM, 101.c) [In the Mabinogion] the Welsh goddess Blodeuwedd was constituted of plants.

She became an owl (SS, p. 38)

[In the Mabinagion,] Blodeuwedd became an owl.

Deformed god: "his mouth was completely displaced to one side in a perpetual obscene leer." (SS, pp. 40-1)

Same countenance for Iroquois "False Face".

Iron beings were attacked by divine birds. (SS, pp. 42-4)

Just beyond the land of the Amazones was the isle of Ares, where iron feathers of divine birds wounded an Argonaut. (GM, 151.f)

[In Ama-rire (Mu-rire),] "People lived in shining golden huts that moved about by themselves". (SS, p. 44)

Hephaistos "owns a set of three-legged tables ... which can run by themselves". (GM, 23.c)

"By Zaralelli's magic ... even the vessels of food could be commanded to rise and pour their contents into mouths". (SS, p. 45)

[In Bhr.gu-pura,] "Bhuvana ... sends their begging bowls flying through the air to the homes of the faithful and returns them filled". (M&M, p. 72) [Jaina tale] Cup of the Nart-s "magically elevates itself to the lips" (FSC, p. 221)

"the people ... even began to feel that begetting and raising children was to much of a strain. ... Soon all were sterile". (SS, p. 45)

[This Jaina tale is concerning monks, who (together with nuns) regard begetting and raising children as too much effort, and neglect to do so.]

"Sima-Kade ... ordered ... hail. Soon the degenerate empire ... was drowning in its own offal." (SS, p. 46)

"Arya Khapata ... Suddenly ... struck ... by a magically created stone ..., dropping rice and sweetmeats on everyone's heads." (M&M, p. 73)

"an artifical sun" illuminated Amak-Habareti, "the greatest of the floating cities". (SS, p. 46)

"And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it". (Apokalupsis of Ioannes 21:23) [Cf. Sumerian floating world; Aztec Xochi-milco]

In "Amak-Habareti, ... great capital, ... subjects died by the millions." SS, p. 49)

In Patali-putra, capital of Daha-da (Dahai, Persian tribe on Ural river), "Instantly the heads of the Brahmins fall off". (M&M, p. 73)

"sent ... to seize the animals of the forest, and, crushing them into pulp, he created new forms". (SS, p. 45)

Iason's uncle Pelias was killed, cut up, and the pieces cooked in a pot (GM, 155.e); Medea revived Iason's father Aison (DCM, p. 24).

"He stirred the fluid with his finger". (SS, p. 47)

Cf. "swirling ambrosia" [of Tantrik lore]

Goddess having 4 teats "with nipples of emerald" (SS, p. 47); and

Cf. (ShE, p. 219) Nivkh "woman of the sea with four breasts"; (GM, 56.2) Irish mythical "green cow" [having 4 teats]: heroine Io became cow, who

that goddess's husband had "eyes on many stalks" (SS, p. 37).

was watched (GM, 56.a) by Argos Pan-optes "bright all-eyen" (GM, vol. 2, p. 381).

"His legs were living roots on which this being scrambled". (SS, p. 37)

Orpheus' music speeded the Argo (GM, 151.a), just as it caused trees to "move from their places" (GM, 28.a).

"lightning flashed from his eyes." (SS, p.48)

Io's husband Zeus produced lightning.

Origin of "mosquitos" and

For the Nivkh, "The soul [of those who die a natural death] becomes smaller and smaller until it ... changes ... to mosquito". (ShE, p. 218)

"stinging flies". (SS, p. 49)

Io was bitten by a gadfly (GM, 65.a, 1).

"Zaralleli's one eye" when he was overcome by ODU (SS, p. 50).

Polu-phemos of the single eye was deceived by ODUsseus.

Odu, "whose body was covered with a thousand battle-scars,"

Odusseus, who was recognized through his thigh-scar by his aged nurse Euru-kleia GM, 171.g),

was required (SS, p. 51) to marry goddess AMARaVa;

had as concubine the goddess Kirke ("falcon", GM, vol. 2, p. 386 -- cf. Quechua name AMARU "hawk");

she at first resisted, and had to be cajoled to "swear to obey"(SS, p. 52).

she at first resisted, and had to be threatened by him before consenting by swearing an oath (GM, 170.k).

"a great shark ... obediently accepted the couple on its back ... swam through a sea ... up the mouth of a mighty river that would bear the name Bu-Kongo." (SS, p. 52)

A Maori tribe was said to have come to Ao-tea-roa in the canoe named Arawa ("shark").

Marsuas acquired the first flute when it was discarded by Athene [these flutes being played in duet, with his brother Babus].

Though In~a`pirri`kuli invented flutes [these flutes being played in duet], they were stolen from him by the goddess:

Amarava was captured by Frogmen, for the god Gorogo. (SS, p. 54)

goddess Amaru, fleeing, was pursued and captured by "an army of men, disguised as moli`tu frogs", assembled by the god IN~a`pIRRI`kuli (EP, p. 144 -- myth of the Wakue`nai of Ri`o Negro) [Cf. river-name INI`RIda in Colombia]

Amarava "came face to face with the very creature she thought she had murdered: Odu". (SS, p. 54)

To Kirke returned the very man she had sent to meet the shades of the dead: Odusseus. (GM, 170.q)

Departing secretly, Odu came to Mt. Kilima-Njaro,

Departing from Kirke, Odusseus came across (GM, 170.r) the SEIRenes (cf. Zaratustrian Mt. TERaka),

where he lept into the volcano's caldera. (SS, p. 56)

and thence entered into the whirlpool of Kharubdis (DCM, p. 95).

After Amarava transformed her own body into composite bestial form,

After Kirke transformed her guests into beasts (GM, 170.j),

a "scaly creature" warned the people of her. (SS, p. 57)

Euru-lokhos warned the people of Kirke (GM, 170.k);

Constellation "Net of the Heavens", containing alpha Centauri. (SS, p. 58) [cf. Chinese "net" constellation"]

BRUTe (cf. Samskr.ta MaRUT) was the female originating nets. (DCM, p. 76)

"put on trial by the Seven Judges of Eternity, the Abakulu" (SS, p. 62),

Sumerian 7 sexless death-daemons, fetchers human souls.

goddess was sentenced to be tortured in the netherworld (SS, p. 62); but

At the command of Zeus, Hera was suspended by her wrists, weighted with (GM, 13.c) anvils attached ankles (cf. falling of anvils as measure of distance downwards to Erebos); but

whirlwinds rescued her (SS, p. 64).

Hera's son Tuphon ("typhoon") overcame Zeus.

Nomkumbulwana "is the beautiful maiden who personifies the dawn." (SS, p. 65)


Namudunde "Great Earth Mother". (SS, p. 66)


Nomhoyi "As the ugly old queen of decay and death". (SS, p. 66)


The sparrow is uplifted by being perched upon a dove perched in turn upon a fish-eagle -- so a double-perch. (SS, p. 69)

Sparrows are perched upon the 2-post (with cross-beam, like the Japanese tori-i) emblem of the 2 Dios-kouroi. (GM, 74.7)

When the heroine Nananana committed secret adultery with God the Father, she was sought for by God the Father's jealous wife. (SS, p. 71)

When the heroine Philura committed secret adultery with Kronos, they were discovered by Kronos's jealous wife. [The isle of Philura was just beyond that of Ares.] (GM, 151.g)

Nananana's son Ngungi was blinded in one eye by the Old Man of the Sea. (SS, pp. 71-2)

Philura's son Kheiron cured the blinded Phoiniks, who had been blinded by his father Amuntor. (DCM, p. 352)

Ngungi 's foot was bitten off by the Crocodile of Darkness, and was replaced by that of an ungulate. (SS, p. 72) [Cf. Aztec Tezcatli-poca & the crocodile]

Kheiron, whose lower body was that of an ungulate, was wounded in the knee by an a arrow poisoned with the venom of the Hudra.

Man who plucked magic flower afterwards went insane. (SS, p. 74)

Narkissos went insane and became a flower.

While the male sun remained in the sky, "the female sun ... fell down ... onto the Earth; and then the Earth was ... full of ... floods". (SS, notes for pp. 36-82, n. 4:2)

The nymph Rhodos was wife of male sun Helios (DCM, p. 178); the Telkhines, uncles of Rhodos, had praemonitions of a deluge (DCM, p. 418).

Sun-god as rooster. (SS, p. 79)

Alektruon (DCM, p. 35)

Ki-Ntu is also known as Ntu "spider" who "weaves the very web". (SS, pp. 77-8)

Heraklees entrapped the Nemean lion by netting one opening of its 2-opening cave (GM, 123.e);

Ki-Ntu "got to work upon the dead lion, stripping its of its great pelt". (SS, p. 83)

then after slaughtering it, Heraklees flayed (GM, 123.g) the Nemean lion.

Mpungushe ("jackal") suffered his wife to die "crushed by a rock" (SS, p. 85)

Prometheus, husband of Pro-noia (renowned in Gnosticism), wore (GM, 133.l) a finger-ring (wedding-band ?) with a setting from the rock whereto he had been bound.

Mpungushe carried the hollow tubular smoking-pipe. (SS, p. 86)

Prometheus carried way, secreted with a hollow tubular fennel-stalk (GM, 39.g; DCM, p. 376),

Mpungushe stole fire from the Queen of the Gods. (SS, pp. 90-1)

fire, when he stole it from Zeus (who sponsored the demi-goddess Pandora).

Nunzu, a lion-headed golden-feathered bird (SS, p. 93), killed Mpungushe for not knowing the answers to 7 riddles (SS, p. 94).

The Sphing-s, a human-headed winged lioness, used to kill humans for not knowing the answers to riddles -- beginning with Haimon (cf. the Mt. Haimos, where Tuphon was first wounded by Zeus).

Somanga the sun-god (SS, p. 95)

Minos, who had married the daughter of the sun-god (GM, 88.e),

owned a supernatural bull claimed by Ngizimu,the Giant of the South (SS, p. 97);

owned a supernatural bull claimed by Poseidon;

but Ki-Ntu thwarted this claim (SS, pp. 101-2).

but Heraklees thwarted this claim(DCM, pp. 187-8).

Bitch Sasa accompanied her blind master (SS, p. 104), who donated transparent stones as food [Cf. Daoist "stone soup"]

The woman Hekabe became a bitch after she was stoned for tearing out the eyen of the man Polu-mestor. (DCM, p. 174)

for a goddess's "star animal, a huge monstrous bird of living gold in whose belly the beautiful goddess travelled through the cosmos." (SS, p. 105).

Alternatively, the woman Hekabe accompanied, out of Ilion, Kassandra (DCM, p. 178), the prophetess who had warned of warriors travelling within the belly of the wooden horse.

Huge ogre Zimu-Zimu used to swallow persons whole, alive (SS, p. 111); although resisted by Kingu (SS, p. 112).

Huge ogre Polu-phemos used to swallow persons whole, alive; although resisted by Acis.

Cavern wherein the people were in concealment from Zimu-Zimu was blocked by boulder. (SS, p. 112)

Polu-phemos blocked mouth of cavern with boulder.

Captured by Zimu-Zimu, man practiced ventriloquism, accomplishing deception. (SS, pp. 116-7)

Imprisoned by Polu-phemos, man was tied under sheep, accomplishing deception.

Misdescribing himself as willing to be self-sacrificing, same man accomplished deception of Zimu-Zimu's fellow So-Zimu. (SS, p. 118)

Misdescribing himself as (GM, 170.c) Oudeis ("nobody, noone"), same man accomplished deception of Polu-phemos' fellows (GM, 170.d).

explanation for colors of deities of world-directions -- SS, notes for pp. 82-121: n. 4:2

cardinal direction

color of god




white (Caucasoid) people



Amerindians, across the Atlantic from Africa



black (Negroid) people



yellow (Mongoloid) people

space-travel in flying saucers

"Massai people say they must obey ... Uru-Wantayi, who told them not to eat meat." (SS, p. 122) "According to Massai legend Uru-Wantayi came to Earth from the stars in his gold and iron canoe".

ditto, for the Sanatana Dharma -- the Vaidik food-god is Pus.an (= Puanepsion bean-festival established by Theseus when returning by ship, GM, 98.w), traveller via ship & guide for souls of the dead. [Chinese beans as funeral-offerings.]

p. 123 Somnganise "the Paver of the Way; the friendly one, the friend". [The principal Akan god's name likewise signifieth "Friend".]

The Kemetian god Wp-w3.wt "opener of the ways", sometimes depicted as jackal.

Somnganise's son Ndeyiza, "who is often seen flying through the sky in a golden glowing basket." (SS, p. 123)

According to North American Indians, the Coyote-god ascended to heaven in a basket.

"... the Earth is carried ... by a great tortoise called Sixaxa". (SS, p. 124)

So also according to North American Indians.

"full of beer ... Sixaxa swims around and around ... in a drunken stupor" (SS, p. 124)

According to the Puran.a-s, there is a sea of sura (liquor) encircling the world.

"It is said that on that Red World women dominated men, hunted them down, mated with them, and then ate them." (SS, p. 126)

Likewise according to South American Indian myth -- as, e.g., according to BH.

King of the Water People {= "waters which were above the firmament" in Br>s^yt 1:7} was NoMMo. (SS, p. 126)

Nenets sky-god NUM. (ShE, p. 151), whose eyen are sun & moon. [Cf. Latin NUMen]

Nommo is an inhabitant of the companion-star to Seirios (SS, p. 126), which companion-star to Seirios is also known to the Dogon (SS, p. 130).

This companion-star to Seirios was also praedicted by Voltaire, as abode for the hero of his Micromegas. (Allen: Star-Names and Their Meanings, p. 129)

The egg-contained twin sons (both in same single egg!) of Nommo by-passed the Red Sand World (SS, p. 127):

(GS) Arene (Latin for "sand") was (DCM, p. 446) sister of Tundareos, who had egg-born twin sons (both in same single egg!):

they voyaged in this egg-shaped mother-ship between star-systems.

"each has his half egg-shell surmounted by a star" (GM, 74.p).

The mortal one of these twins, "Mpanku ... was killed ... in a battle with a great shark" (SS, p. 128)

The mortal Dioskouros Kastor was slain by the overly-voracious Idas. (GM, 74.g)

The immortal of the twins, Wowane nevertheless, is torn to pieces, and so "would scream for many thousands of years". (SS, p. 128)

The immortal of the twins, Polu-deukes nevertheless is dead on alternating days. (GM, 74.j)

"Nommo would return again and then show us the way to the stars. Then people would again be able to visit the twelve beautiful worlds." (SS, p. 129)

The twelve Hippocoo:ntides were "killed ... restoring Tundareos to the throne". (DCM, p. 202)

Waterfalls are bathed in by South African sangoma-s (shaman-s). (SS, p. 130)

ditto, for South American Indian shamans (according to Michael Harner).

Kahani: "this god flies by on a swing". [Pygmies in Zaire] (SS, p. 133)

[In the Bhagavata Puran.a,] Acyuta Kr.s.na hath, as his main festival, the Maha-vrata ("great vow") of the swing.

"Endelo-ntulo, the most ancient of times. We also call it "the time when rocks were too soft, the time when everything was being formed."" (SS, p. 154)

Cf.:-- Maribeth Erb: When rocks were young and earth was soft: ritual and mythology in northeastern Manggarai. Ph.D. thesis, State u.of NY, 1987.

"the serpent ... is called Nyoka, "the instructor"" (SS, p. 155)

"Be ye therefore as wise as serpents". (Matthew 10:16)

"you should try to do the thing of which you have dreamt." (SS, p. 173)

ditto, for the Iroquois, etc.

extraterrestrials, physiology of -- SS

p. 143 Muhondoruka columnar space-alien:

Nivkh (ShE, p. 219) "stakes with human faces" --Hermai columnar repraesentations of deity:

p. 138 amputator of cattle's limbs;

Hermes as cattle rustler &

p. 138 "sure sign" of war.


p. 142 "They were sticking things in me".

Chinese acupuncture.

p. 144 Mutende-ya-ngenge (of the Ba-luba of Zaire) having whip-like stinging arm

S^am-gar, wielder of whip. (S^ptym 3:31)

p. 144 Sekgotswana / Puhwana 6-fingered, with a 2nd thumb "set in the center of the hand." [example: 5-breasted goddess Watamaraka, I, p. 54] "as if they are wearing large goggles. The eyes ... are covered with a kind of horny black layer".

Aztec goggle-eyed goddess Chalchihuitlicue & god Tlaloc.

p. 145 Mvonjina "is always covered in some shiny kind of skin" [example: 3-breasted goddess "made of shimmering silver" came alive, I, p. 136]

Propoitides of Amathonte were transformed into stone (DCM, p. 377).

with no nose and with cylindrical mouth.

[Moki (in Arizona)] deities with no nose and with cylindrical mouth.

p. 146 Sikasa "speak a language which you can understand no matter what language you speak."

In the 3rd heaven (of St. Paul), "the speech of the celestial beings ... in a wordless language." (V&E, p. 244:1)

p. 146 Mottled albino [an example being the "Wild Huntress", I, p. 150], who appeareth to man as male, and to woman as female:

The "Human Mould" (of Carlos Castan~eda) appeareth to man as male, and to woman as female.

"we disagreed among ourselves, ... it excited this confusion in people". (SS, p. 146)

Cf. "confusion of tongues" at BABel (Br>s^yt 11:9) --

As for this mottled albino, "its eyes were dark, completely dark, without any white in them." (loc. cit.)

cf. BABel "pupil of eye" (in <ibri^) [which is all black].

p. 146 Mmkungateka / Muncwi gaunt, with pointed head.

Aztec god Mictlan-tecuhtli skeletal, wearing conical hat.

p. 147 Nafu of featureless face.

Parzifal (Perceval) wearer of ruby helmet.

p. 151 Mbemei wearing tinfoil attire:

Akhilleus wearing armor:

to approach, walk with heels elevated.

he was vulnerable only in his heel.

p. 165 white eagles carry souls to be incarnated.

Eckankar book-title We Come as Eagles.

p. 205 the tall Earth-mother,

[In the Maha-Bharata,] very tall heroine Revati:

p. 209 "the Lady of Many Ploughshares"

she was wife of ploughshare-hero Sam-kars.ana

latter-day history of universe

Dija-Nwana, "or 'Night Howlers' ... on

Bedawin stay awake only at night (because it is too hot during the day) and out a war-cry while attacking:

the shores of the mighty lake of the Falling Star -- known today as Nyanza." (I, p. 64)

according to their book the Qur>an (67:5), meteors are the missile-weapons of their god >al-Lahh.

Ka-hawa hurled his war-club into the eye of one of the Night Howlers (I, p. 75).

In Irish myth, missile was hurled into eye of Balor.

At the discretion of god Nangai,

At the discretion of Khorikos,

Ka-hawa amputed his own right hand on account of his treatment of a woman (I, p. 78).

the hands of Hermes were amputated on account of his giving away the men's secrets to a woman (DCM, p. 96).

The widow [having a grown son] Marimba's refusal to marry Koma-Tembo (I, p. 80).

The heroine [having grown son and daughter] Leto's resistance to the amorous advances of Tituos (GM, 21.d).

Nonikwe the hunchback-girl (I, p. 92).

Tantrik goddess Kubjika ("hunchback").

Mutengu's apiary (I, p. 98):

Aristaios the bee--keeper

Mutengu was (by accusing her of adultery) responsible for the death of his wife's

was (by committing adultery with her) responsible for the death of Euru-dike (GM, 82.h) and thus of

husband Lusu, who was seized by a crocodile.

her husband Orpheus (GM, 82.i), whose body was dismembered.

"the fangs of another Viper Maiden were still buried in one of her ripe buttocks." (I, p. 102)

Empousa "appeared particularly to women ... She fed on human flesh" (DCM, p. 136).

Mburu "had once been a leopard hunter until a leopard mauled his right arm, paralyzing it forever." (I, p. 114)

According to the Prose Edda, the right hand of the god Ty`r was bitten off by the "wolf" Fenrir. {Ty`- is derived from *TUH- = Hellenic DeUK-alion}

Mburu was father (I, p. 114) of C^ikongo, founder-chief of the Varozwi tribe: "The Varozwi is the only tribe practicing mummification of its chiefs." (I, p. 117)

Son of Deukalion was Hellen {Hellen is derived from *Velsen, cognate with Norse volsi "dried fragment-relic of human corpse" -- implying that his corpse was mummified}

Lumbedu was father of Gumbu. (I, p. 117)

Kranaos was father of Erikhthonios. (DCM, p. 140)

As his wife, "Temana led the blind Gumbu to the very edge of a great cliff and pushed him over

Having been forcibly raped, the woman Agraulos, upon seeing Erikhthonios,

before leaping to her own death." (I, p. 118)

"leaped from the Acropolis." (GM, 25.d)

Lumbedu's other son, Mulumbi, complained to his father about the wife whom his father had given to him, annoying his father (I, p. 119).

Kranaos's other son, Kolainos had his dominion overthrown by his brother-in-law Amphiktruon (DCM, p. 104).

Gumbu's mother Ojoyo was disloyal to Gumbu's father Lumbedu (I, p. 120).

Erikhthonios's mother (DCM, p. 140) Atthis had her name become the namesake of the country Attike.

The man Ka-dimo required queen Ojoyo to carry him on her back (I, p. 123).

[Bauddha literature describeth as ideal] a land wherein women carry men on their backs.

Without recognizing one another, Lumukanda fought a sword-duel against his own mother, he killing her (I, p. 129).

Without recognizing one another, Teuthras and his mother Auge simultaneously were about to kill each other with swords (GM, 141.f).

His enemies submerged him, seeking to drown him, but, miraculously, Lumukanda survived (I, p. 135).

The name Teuthras is derived from teuthis "cuttlefish".

In the "Lost City of Makarikari", the empress Kadesi served "is made to kneel while ... the First Priestess cuts the dog's throat and spurting blood deluges the naked Empress." (I, p. 143)

Ilion was ruled by queen Hekabe, who afterwards "transformed herself into a bitch" (GM, 168.n).

The "Wild Huntress" (I, p. 150) induced the death of the slave-woman Luluma (I, p. 153).

Artemis required the human sacrifice of the woman Iphigeneia (GM, 161.d).

Lubo "had also brought a hundred dugout canoes with which he had intended to attack the city ... facing" (I, p. 156).

The sailors of Agamemnon "beached their ships within sight of" the city to be assaulted. (GM, 162.b)

"A troup of women, armed with bows and arrows, briefly delayed the attackers at the second gate." (I, p. 157)

The Amazon queen Penthesileia "greatly distinguished herself in battle, accounting for many" (GM, 164.a).

The dancing-women, "'Alien Virgins of the Wind' ... are wearing ... 'brassiers', complete with frills." (I, p. 178)

This is the attire of the Norse goddesses Valkyrja.

Mukingo "was blind in one eye." (I, p. 186)

Norse O`dinn was blind in one eye.

Having betrayed his sister Mulinda, Vamba

Askalalphos, having betrayed (GM, 24.j) goddess Persephone

sealed the cave with boulders (I, p. 188), enraging their mother Luojoyo (I, p. 190);

and so angering Persephone's mother goddess Demeter so that Askalaphos was sealed under a stone

which cave was afterwards opened (I, p. 191).

until afterwards released (GM, 24.l).

The captive woman Nolizwa was reduced to a "skull" (I, p. 194).

Human-skull-ritual of the Tac^ikawa in Japan.

"the great thousand-and-one seraglio" (I, p. 197).

1001 Bon books which write themselves.

"these queer types were always shorn of their powers of fatherhood before being enlisted into the ranks of the 'Secret and Sacred Regiments of Tribal Avengers' and not one of them was able to appreciate and desire women." (I, p. 203)

In Navaho myth, the Na'dleeh (=berdache, transsexuals) praesided (DB 1:9, p. 61) over separation of the men from the women

They, at the river-bank, noticed that "the impudent girls swam closer to the bank" (I, p. 203).

across a 'River of Separation'.

"So the Avenger ... saw the elder of the two girls ..., and with hands clasped behind her head, she wriggled her hips most insultingly at the Avengers." (I, p. 204)

While the men looked on from across the 'River of Separation', "One of them [the women] would pull her sheath over her head and shake her bare body. Another would do likewise; then she would turn her back to the men, and bend forward, and wriggle her buttocks." (DB 1:10, p. 62)

The man Vamba "had breasts" (I, p. 209).

So did the tutelary god of the Nile river; and so is the description of God in the Odes of Solomon.

Divination by throwing goats' heel-bones (I, p. 212).

Deksamenos was born at Boura, famous for its dice-oracle (GM, 138.e).

Mapepela "could out-eat" Malandela (I, p. 217).

Norse Logi out-ate Loki [LoGi is cognate with LaKHne, bitch who ate Aktaion; and also with

Mapepela was Malandela's "Chief Adviser" (I, p. 217).

LauHitya the son of Brahma, god of advice.]

"The flesh of these oxen ... to eat raw." (I, p. 218)

"Lepreus ate the ox" (GM, 138.h).

To celebrate, men were clad "from head to foot":

Queen Omphale required that her "servile lover" (GM, 136.4) be "dressed in Lydian clothes, particularly ... long" (DCM, p. 311);

"But the female Dambisa-Luwewe wore nothing but a long fringed mask" (I, p. 218).

while her name, meaning "navel" (GM, vol. 2, p. 402), sheweth that (as with belly-dancers) at least her navel was always exposed.

The "Old Men's Regiment" is requaested to surrender (I, p. 222).

Truce with Neestor, who survived into "old age" (GM, 139.f).

Munengu stole the stone whereby one "can even become an immortal"; but was executed in consequence (I, p. 228).

Sisuphos, a thief, imprisoned the death-god (so providing, temporarily, deathlessness for all beings, GM, 67.g), but was punished by having to push a stone uphill (GM, 67.i).

From "a tall slender tree ... towards ... the top of the tallest anthill" dangled Dahodi (I, p. 233).

Aiakos: "in a dream, he saw a shower of ants falling to the ground from the sacred oak" (GM, 66.e).

The woman Nomikonto "had torn off the skirt of the dead woman and whirled it around to fan" (I, p. 241).

The woman Iole "survived, because her skirts were billowed out by the wind" (GM, 144.a).

"A large black butterfly with wings that glowed an intense violet overtook them, descending on the back of Muxakaza -- and dissolving itself into her body." (I, p. 248)

Aztec butterfly-goddess Itz-papalotl pursuing.

"beer" for men, "Inside, in those pots" (I, p. 256).

Rabbit, animal of liquor, in pot (in Codex Borgia).

The woman Kanyisile publically released, from under her skirt, a live rabbit (I, p. 258).

So did Boudicea (Boadicea), queen of the Iceni, at the battle of Camelodunum (Camelot).

For attempting to spear the woman Dambisa-Luwewe (I, p. 264),

For the sake of queen Omphale,

Malandela was suspended "upside down", and in this state covered with "human excreta" (I, p. 265).

the Kerkopes were kept "dangling head-downwards", and in this state "staring at" a man's buttocks (GM, 136.c).

As explained by Ngozo, it was required "every tenth day ... to scour the country for ten of the most handsome youths and maidens. These young people were taken to the Great Kraal and there sacrificed to this evil and mad beastess" (I, p. 298).

Minos required "a tribute of seven youths and seven maidens, sent every nine years to Crete to be a prey to the Minotaur." (GM, 91.g)

Message-stick (I, p. 309).

Spartan message-stick.

Noliyanda, who was a divinely inspired prophetess,

Kassandra who was a prophetess

was mocked by the empress Muxakaza (I, p. 332),

was betrayed and killed by queen Klutaimnestra (DCM, p. 103),

who also stabbed Mpolo, wounding him(I, p. 333), so that

who also assisted in the killing of Agamemnon,

he could be easily killed by a rhinoceros (I, p. 334).

for the sake of Aigisthos.

S^uNGu the thief-leader (I, p. 338)

Yoruba god S^oNGo

Restoration of eyesight to Lumukanda (I, p. 348):

Restoration of eyesight to Orion (GM, 41.b):

he then was able to see his fire-bride Vuramuinda (I, p. 349).

he had been deprived of it for raping [the Pleiad] Merope.

Luzwi-Muundi is to be a "chief, who will be born some twenty-eight thousand years from now" (I, p. 367).

Now is the 28th Maha-yuga [of the current Manu-antara] according to the Puran.a-s.

"beyond the Limpopoma ... winged cannibals, each with ten eyes, fly about", appearance like "incredibly large bats" (I, p. 419):

The "eight-eyed bat"

their country was entered by the people, who were put under the command of MAVImbela (I, pp. 420-421).

was slain by MAUI (according to the Kumulipo).



strangling of animals (Herodotos 4:59-62 -- FSC, p. 191 n. 26)

"stern rules of feasting" specify who is to eat which numbles (I, p. 286).

Spartan rule that numbles only are to be eating by ruling-class.

"the twenty-one High Laws in the 'Secret and Sacred Code of Love' among the Tribes." (p. 373, fn. *)

Tara, manifesting in 21 forms, is goddess of erotic magic.

"adulteresses ... were buried upside down -- with their legs sticking out" (I, p. 486).

A Peruvian goddess was turned into rock while standing upside-down; there was a Maori heroine who was stood upside-down by her captor.


SS = Vusamazulu Mutwa: Song of the Stars. Station Hill Openings, Barrytown (NY), 1996.

I = Vusamazulu Mutwa: Indaba, My Children. Blue Crane Books, Johannesburg.

GM = Robert Graves: The Greek Myths. 1955.

DCM = Pierre Grimal (transl. by Maxwell-Hyslop; ed. by Stephen Kershaw): The Penguin Dictionary of Classical Mythology. 1991. (A Concise Dictionary of Classical Mythology. 1990.)

http://homepage.mac.com/cparada/GML/005GreekScript/00GreekScript.html (GS, for Hellenic spellings)

FSC = GARLAND REFERENCE LIBRARY OF THE HUMANITIES, Vol. 1795. Littleton & Malcor: From Scythia to Camelot.

M&M = Phyllis Granoff: "The Biographies of Arya Khapatacarya." In:- Phyllis Granoff & Koichi Shinohara: Monks and Magicians. Mosaic Pr, Oakville (ON), 1988. pp. 67-98

V&E = Ernst Arbman: Ecstasy or Religious Trance. Volume I: "Vision and Ecstasy." Scandinavian University Books, 1963.

BH = Betty Mindlin (transl. by Donald Slatoff): Barbecued Husbands. 2002.

ShE = Andreas Lommel: "Shamanism in Australia." In:- Miha`ly Hoppa`l (ed.): Shamanism in Eurasia. Edition Herodot, Go:ttingen, 1984. pp. 25-34

EP = Jonathan D. Hill: ""Musicalizing" the Other." In:- Lawrence E. Sullivan (ed.): Enchanting Powers. Harvard U. Center for the Study of World Religions, 1997. pp. 139-158

DB = Paul G. Zolbrod: Dine' Bahane`. U. of NM Pr, Albuquerque, 1984.