- Mythical Number: #2484
- Culture: African
- Attribute: Celestial
- Behaviour: Friendly
These were twin water beings from the tales of the Dogon people of Mali. They were created by Amma and could spread life through the Earth. They saw the nakedness of Mother Nature and descended from heavens using coils of fibre. These fibre threads became the first clothes on Earth but some became twisted and created whirlpools, torrents and tornadoes. This in turn brought moisture to Mother Nature where all things could grow. The twins used the threads to create a skirt for Mother Nature of which the creature Yurugu tried to uncover. The Nummo swallowed the skull of a serpent ancestor. This created the pains of labour. Because of this creation the Nummo oversaw the process of birth.
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