African - The animal that discovered man. Chameleon found a man and a woman in his fish trap and, not recognising this new species, showed them to the god Mukungu, who decreed that they should be allowed to live and be placed on earth. The people, at that time immortal, multiplied and the gods, who then lived on earth, retreated to the heavens, giving Chameleon a message to take to the people - they would die but return to life. They gave the lizard a different message - men would die and not return. Lizard arrived first with his message and so men became mortal. Also commonly called Chameleon, Qamatha, Qamatha or chameleon.


Greek - The personification of air. In some references, referred to as chameleon, Qamatha or Qamatha.

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