African - A hornbill. In a story told by the Ibo, there was no land when Ogbu-ghu's mother died and the bird could find nowhere to bury her body. He carried her body on his back and flew over the primordial waters seeking a burial site and finally spotted two people swimming in the ocean. They brought up land from the bottom and he was at last able to bury his mother properly. Sometimes called Ogbu-ghu.

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