Abuk and Garang

Abuk and Garang In African mythology (Dinka of Eastern Sudan), the first woman and man; they were tiny and made of clay. When a pot in which they were placed was opened, they grew larger. The Great Being allotted them one grain of corn each day, but Abuk became selfish and planted more. While doing this, she struck the supreme god on the toe. As a result he retreated and cut the rope that connected heaven and earth. The Dinka associate Abuk with produce, gardens, grain, and waters. She is also the patron of all women. Her symbol is a snake.


Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend, Third Edition – Written by Anthony S. Mercatante & James R. Dow
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