Itonde

African - A god of death and hunters in Zaire. Son of Lonkundo and Ilankaka. He is regarded as the first man and when he died he was reincarnated as Lianja. He was so hungry in the womb that he slipped out and ate some of his father's venison. The humming bird, Itoli, gave him a little bell that granted all his wishes. When he grew up he was called Ilele-a-Ngonda and married Mbombe. When his father died, a famine raged and Itonde had to hunt deep into the forests to find game. He was killed on one such hunting trip. Soon after, his wife gave birth to Lianja and Nsongo and all the animals of the world. Called Itonde, Ilele-a-Ngonda or Ilele-a-Ngonda.

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