Cagn In African mythology (Bushman), creator god who often appears as a mantis or caterpillar. His wife, Coti, bore him two sons, Gogaz and Gowi, both culture heroes, who taught the people how to make digging tools with sharp stone points. Cagn’s mysterious power was believed to reside in his tooth, which he sometimes lent to others who wanted added strength. After he created the world, Cagn became annoyed with man’s stupidity and left. No one knows where he went. The northern Bushmen call him Cagn or Kang, and the southern Bushmen call him Thora.


Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend, Third Edition – Written by Anthony S. Mercatante & James R. Dow– Copyright © 2009 by Anthony S. Mercatante