Abuk

January 11th, 2008 by sabrina

Well, it’s finally happened.¬†I couldn’t find a picture of today’s Goddess. I’ll be filling in a generic one as soon as I figure it out.

Abuk is the Dinka Goddess of water and gardens. Abuk and her husband Garang were the first people in the mythology of the Dinka people of Sudan. The Creator allowed them to each plant one seed of grain each day, and this was enough to satisfy their needs. One day, however, Abuk grew greedy, and while she was planting more grain, she accidentally struck the Creator on the toe. He was so angry with her that he withdrew from the earth. Since that time, Abuk has had responsibility for all growing things and the water they need.

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