- African (culture)
- Flying (attribute)
- Celestial (attribute)
- Friendly (behaviour)
The sun bird who is a companion of the hero Lianja of the tales from the people of Zaire. He ordered the parliament of animals when the sun went out. The nocturnal animals left the meeting uninterested but the other animals helped. The fly and Nkombe flew to the sky and asked the sun to speak to Yemekonji. Yemekonji haven spoken to the sun gave Nkombe an option to choose a parcel out of three. Nkombe went for the plain grey parcel and came back to Earth. He then opened the parcel and the sun came back to shine on the Earth once more.
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