Werner. Myths and Legends of the Bantu

Today's free book is Myths and Legends of the Bantu by Alice Werner. As the author explains in the Introduction: "BANTU is now the generally accepted name for those natives of South Africa (the great majority) who are neither Hottentots nor Bushmen — that is to say, mainly, the Zulus, Xosas, Basuto, and Bechuana" You can read more about the Bantu peoples at Wikipedia, and also about Alice Werner, who is the author of the Africa volume of The Mythology of All Races.

For the table of contents, check at the bottom of this post below the image.

The book is available at Sacred Texts.



Chapter I: Introductory
Chapter II: Where Man Came From, and How Death Came
Chapter III: Legends of the High Gods
Chapter IV: The Heaven Country and the Heaven People
Chapter V: Mortals Who Have Ascended to Heaven
Chapter VI: The Ghosts and the Ghost Country
Chapter VII: The Avenger of Blood
Chapter VIII: Heroes and Demi-Gods
Chapter IX: The Wakilindi Saga
Chapter X: The Story of Liongo Fumo
Chapter XI: The Tricksters Hlakanyana and Huveane
Chapter XII: The Amazimu
Chapter XIII: Of Were-Wolves, Halfmen, Gnomes, Goblins, and Other Monsters
Chapter XIV: The Swallowing Monster
Chapter XV: Lightning, Thunder, Rain, and the Rainbow
Chapter XVI: Doctors, Prophets, and Witches
Chapter XVII: Brer Rabbit in Africa
Chapter XVIII: Legends of the Tortoise
Chapter XIX: Stories of Some Other Animals
Chapter XX.- Some Stories Which Have Travelled
Bibliography

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