The most important god of the Bambuti pantheon is
Khonuum, Kmvoum, Chorum), a god of the hunt who wields a bow made from
two snakes that together appear to humans as a rainbow . After sunset
Khonvoum gathers fragments of the stars and throws them
into the sun to revitalize it for the next day. He occasionally
contacts mortals through Gor (a thunder god who is also an elephant)
or a chameleon (similar to the divine messenger used by Orish-nla of
Yoruba mythology ).
Khonvoum created mankind from clay . Black people
were made from black clay, white people came from white clay, and the
Arebati is a lunar deity and Sky Father . In some sources, he was said to have created humanity from clay, instead of Khonvoum.
Tore is a god of the forests who supplies animals to hunters. He is
also a thunder god who appears as a storm and hides in rainbows . Most
importantly, Tore appears as a leopard in the initiation rites. The
Negoogunogumbar is a child-eating giant . Obrigwabibikwa is a dwarf who can change himself into a reptile .
* ^ "Children of the Forest: Africa’s