Asis (Asista) Kipsigis, Nandi (Kenya) The Supreme God, personified by the Sun. Working through the Sun, Asis created all of Earth’s creatures from air, earth, and water. Asis first created the Sun, Moon, sky, and Earth. Next he created the first four living beings: a human, the elephant, the snake, and the cow. Although distant, Asis was the force behind everything; he gave humans everything that was good. The oiik, the spirits of the dead, mediated between Asis and humans. If humans upset the balance of nature, the oiik punished them.

Taken from African Mythology A to Z – Library Binding – May 1, 2010- Second Edition – Written by Patricia Ann Lynch (Author), Jeremy Roberts Dr (Editor) – Copyright © 2004, 2010 by Patricia Ann Lynch