SUDAN: God's Last-born

In the beginning was Jo-Uk, the Great Creator, and he made the Sacred White Cow. Out of the Nile that Cow came up. The White Cow gave birth to a man child whom she called Kola; his grandson was Ukwa. Ukwa took two wives, beautiful holy maidens who rose out of the sacred river. One of Ukwa's sons, Nyakang, a Negro, went south to the swampy country of the Upper Nile; there he founded the Shilluk nation and became its first ret (ruler) and a demigod. That was about four centuries ago.

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