Chekechani

January 1st, 2010 by sabrina

star-of-heavenChekechani is the Anyanja Goddess of the morning star. The Anyanja people of Malawi say that she is one of the wives of the moon God—his other wife, Puikani, is the Goddess of the evening star (although sources disagree over which is the morning star and which is the evening star). The moon God lives with Chekechani for two weeks, during which time she neglects to feed him and he wastes away to nothing. When he goes to live with Puikani for the following two weeks, she feeds him very well and he grows back to his full self.

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