African - A creator-god and sky-god of the Kaonde. He sent three gourds to men in the care of the honeybird. The bird opened the gourds including the one that should not have been opened until Leza himself came to earth. Two gourds contained seeds and other useful things but the third contained all the ills that afflict mankind. In some areas they maintain that Leza reached the sky by climbing up a spider's web which broke when men tried to follow. Occasionally called Leza, Lesa, Lesa, Tilo, Lumumba, Lumumba, Reza, Reza, Rezha, Rezha, Luchyele, Luchyele, Rez(h)a, Rez(h)a, Fon Lisa or Fon Lisa.

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