African - A culture-hero in the Congo. He was one of ten children and one of his sisters was taken by the kisimbi. He went to look for her and saw her hand holding a pearl necklace above the surface of the river. When this happened again, they dammed the river and found the girl in a coffin. She recovered and returned home but, when she ate pork, water rose in a flood around her and carried her back to the river. Mengi could still hear her voice and jumped into the river to be with her. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Mengi.

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