Pub. date: 2009 | Online Pub. Date: January 26, 2009 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412964623 | Print ISBN: 9781412936361 | Online ISBN: 9781412964623| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Wamala, venerated by many people in Central Africa, is related to the great Kintu, founder of the Baganda peoples. Narratives of origin of the Baganda peoples attribute to Kintu, the great ancestor, the unity of the Baganda for which he stands as the central symbol. Baganda peoples' mythology claims their ancestry to Kintu as the son of one of the Kabakas who ruled over the region for many generations. Although as the narrative unfolds this progeny may be unclear, the most accepted version seems to rely on the undisputed fact that Kintu settled in the Baganda region together with Bukulu. Here, Bukulu married Wadda and their progeny, distinguished by their exceptional qualities, entered their people's ancestral and mythological world through accomplishments and involvement in community life, natural phenomena, and the general affairs and ordeals of everyday living. When the sun and moon fell out of the sky, Wanga is said ...