- African (culture)
- Celestial (attribute)
- Humanoid (attribute)
- Troublesome (behaviour)
A trickster god of the Kalahari people. He has the body of a man and the head of a mantis. He is the protector of food and bring material wealth to people. He stole fire from the ostrich by tempting him with plums of a tree. As the Ostrich stretched it neck, Mantis ran and stole the fire to give to man.
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