Hyel

African - A supreme deity in Nigeria. When the first man died, a worm was sent to heaven to ask Hyel what men should do to revive him and he advised them to hang up the dead man's body and throw mush at it. The lizard, Agadzagazda, overheard this and ran back with the message that they should bury the body. When the worm arrived with the god's real message, the people ignored it with the result that men still die. A similar story is told of Qamatha and by various other tribes. Also called Hyel, Chameleon or Chameleon.

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