Heitsi-eibib

African - A Hottentot god or hero, a shape-changer. Some say his mother was a cow, others that she was a virgin impregnated by a herb. He killed the monster Ga-Gorib by pushing him into the pit he had used to trap travellers. In some accounts the monster was Gama and Heitsi-eibib killed him by striking him behind the ear with a stone. He is said to have died and been resurrected several times. Also referred to as Heitsi-eibib, Haitsi-aibab or Haitsi-aibab.

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