Dinka mythology

The Dinka are a Nilotic ethnic group in the south of Sudan.

The supreme, creator god is Juok (also Jok, Juong, Dyok); he is present in all of creation, and controls the destinies of every human, plant and animal on Earth. The term "Jok" also refers to a group of ancestral spirits.

Denka is the sky god of rain and fertility. His mother is Abuk, the patron goddess of gardening and all women, represented by a snake.

Nyalitch is the god of the sky and rain, and the ruler of all the spirits.




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