African - The supreme god of Madagascar. Husband of Andriamanitra. He created the universe and breathed life into the first humans made from clay by Ratovoantany. Another story asserts that Zanahary existed in two forms, Light and Dark. The latter made humans from clay and persuaded the other to give them life in exchange for some female versions. When Dark reneged on his promise, the two separated, Light remaining in the heavens while Dark came to earth. On occassion, referred to as Zanahary, Railanitra, Railanitra, Andriamanitra or Andriamanitra.

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