These cattle are sacred, as they are really a divine present from the sky god, Enkai. Our tribe makes an income by looking after the cattle, feeding them, and protecting them.
Neighboring hunters through the Kamba had been jealous of Neiterkob’s unique relationship with Enkai plus the present of y our cattle. Out of vengeance, they hewed the fig tree into small pieces. It absolutely was heartbreaking to reduce this strong relationship using the sky god, but for as long we can still feel the joy of being connected to Enkai as we still have our cattle.
Now Enkai lives towards the top of Mount Kenya, so we Maasai nevertheless reside below, herding cattle down within the plains. It isn’t a life that is bad specially when Enkai could be the Ebony Jesus, supplying for all of us. And when the cattle or other children cause problems, we simply warn them I might suddenly develop my godly powers that they never know when.Continue reading