African - A culture-heroine in Kenya. Wife of Sawoye. Monkeys ate the crop she had been set to guard and, in fear of punishment, she threw herself into a lake. Here she became servant to a family living under the water. When she returned home, the woman gave her many gold bangles. She married Sawoye, who had a terrible skin disease which disappeared when they married, and, when her jealous neighbours killed him, she brought him back to life. Known as Marwe.

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