Aberewa

African - A primordial woman in the lore of the Akan. When she pounded maize in her mortar, the pestle bumped the sky, annoying the god Nyame who soon moved further away. Aberewa collected many mortars and piled them one on top of another, trying to reach Nyame. The pole was too short and when she persuaded a child to remove a mortar from the bottom of the pile so that she could put it on top, the whole edifice collapsed. Sometimes called Aberewa, Abuk or Abuk.

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