Mircea Eliade "From Primitives to Zen": BUSHMAN DEMANDS THE HELP OF HIS GOD

SOUTH AFRICA


Gauwa must help us that we kill an animal.

Gauwa, help us. We are dying of hunger.

Gauwa does not give us help.

He is cheating. He is bluffing.

Gauwa will bring something for us to kill next day

After he himself hunts and has eaten meat,

When he is full and is feeling well.


Lorna Marshall, 'I Kung Bushman Religious Beliefs' Africa, XXXII (1962), p. 247

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