Here it bends south again, and with many a zigzag continues its general westerly direction, crossing the arid plains of Bechuana, Bushman and Namaqualands.
From the town are well-preserved Bushman paintings.
==Mantis== Cagn is a prominent figure in Bushman mythology; the mantis and the caterpillar, Ngo, are his incarnations.
(A) In the round there are in the earlier graves female figures of two races, the Bushman type and European, both probably representing servants or slaves.
Upon the surface is coloring; red for the Bushman, with black whisker though female; white for the European type, with black tattoo patterns.
The rebellion was accompanied by an assertion of rights on the part of the burghers or freemen, which contained the following clause, the spirit of which animated many of the Trek Boers: That every Bushman or Hottentot, male or female, whether made prisoner by commanders or caught by individuals, as well in time past as in future, shall for life be the lawful property of such burghers as may possess them, and serve in bondage from generation to generation.
Bleek, A Brief Account of Bushman Folk-lore and other Texts (1875); D.
Africa (1898); Bushman Paintings, copied by M.
OfficialPapers Relative to the Condition and Treatment of the Native Tribes of South Africa, parts I to 5 (1649-1809), edited by Donald Moodie, late Protector of Slaves (Cape Town, 1838), the same writer's The Evidence of the Motives and Objects of the Bushman Wars, 1769-77, &c. (Cape Town, 1841); also Treaties with Native Chiefs.
As an example we may take the instance of Qing, the Bushman hunter.
Here we see the religious view of Cagn, the Bushman god.
Kai, a respectable Bushman once saw the personal wind at Haarfontein.
The Bushman who saw the Wind meant to throw a stone at it, but it ran into a hill.
4 Bleek, Brief Account of Bushman Folk-Lore, pp. 15, 40.
The chief being among the supernatural characters of Bushman mythology is the insect called the Mantis.'
He has a wife, an adopted daughter, whose real father is the " swallower " in Bushman swallowing myths, and the daughter has a son, who is the Ichneumon.
The moon was also created by the Mantis out of his shoe, and it is red, because the shoe was covered with the red dust of Bushman-land.
2 Accounts of the Mantis and of his performances will be found in the Cape Monthly Magazine(July 1874), and in Dr Bleek's Brief Account of Bushman Folk-Lore.