Dubiaku

African - A man who almost cheated death. A mother with eleven sons asked Death to take some of them because they ate so much. In the house of Death, they slept on mats, each with a child of Death, but Dubiaku kept awake, sent Death on an errand and escaped with his brothers. When Death returned, she ate her own children in mistake for the brothers. When they were followed Dubiaku lured Death into a tree and caused her to fall to the ground and be killed. She was revived inadvertently by Dubiaku and took up the chase again. Ten of the brothers escaped by swinging themselves across a river and Dubiaku turned himself into a stone to escape Death. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Dubiaku.

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