|M’manga Mudzi, Mpolowoni anthill tree/mound in Malawi|
It’s through this lightning in a termite mound where the other mythical 6 spirits with Tomasi Bona (Atom) as the 7th came into being. These were different from Chauta, Namalenga, Mphambe (God) whom the ancestors believed was up above and beyond the sun and not on earth.
Tomasi Bona’s name means something like the whole world in his hands and feast drawn with a circle and cross which in English would probably be the equivalent of “All and Nothing”.
The other 6 spirits with Tomasi Bona of the North Wind as the seventh are the 4 positive male charges of Tagoneka Mbona of the West Wind, Chandiona Goneka of the South Wind, Nthanda mwana wa mwezi of the East (Sirius, child of the moon) and the three negative female charges of Sungamwana (keep the child) and Dziwe Ntambamwana (witchcraft pool) and Ife Zonse (All of us).
|Representing 4 winds of Sapitwa (mphepo zinayi) of North, South, West and East|
|Isosceles right triangle online resembling healers “primitive” cross with right triangles|
|Ancestors unlike today believed that in the beginning |
there was water and in the water
there were spirits but not ancestral ones
|Rameron Pigeons, Chelinda (Nyika Plateau)|
not connected to this story taken fromhttp://www.gobirding.eu/Trips/Malawi5.php
|Mpolowoni (Steganotaenia Araliacea tree) photo taken fromhttp://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/image-display.php?species_id=143340&image_id=8|
|White-breasted Cormorant (Nthipe) fromhttp://www.gobirding.eu|
|Mt Namuli photo taken from http://www.thelostmountainfilm.com/|