|M’manga Mudzi anthills of Malawi with trees growing out|
According to a Mang'anja female Sapitwa healer some of the ancestors of this land believed life sprang from a mound which somehow had a serpent spirit which would appear as a human being or something like that.
|African cross drawn with white flour|
|One Mt Mulanje view during a workshop|
In Chichewa Nthanda yaku m'mawa means the African cross from the east and mwezi means the moon both seen in the sky and drawn by the ancestors of healers of this land so go the tales.
The other three spirits include a name which sounds like Dziwe Ntambamwana named after a pool/witchcraft but not to be confused with the Ntambanana River in KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa and Ife Zonse meaning something like us all. The last is Sungamwana meaning keep the child for good.
|Circle in a cross representing the African ancient one|