Qamatha

African - A creator-god of the Xhosa. He sent the chameleon to tell the tribe that they would be immortal but the lizard found out what the chameleon's message was and ran ahead to tell the people just the opposite. When the chameleon arrived with the proper message, the people refused to believe it and, in consequence, men are mortal. A similar story is told of Hyel by various other tribes. In some lore, occasionally identified as Qamatha, chameleon or chameleon.

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