Cagn sentence example
- ==Mantis== Cagn is a prominent figure in Bushman mythology; the mantis and the caterpillar, Ngo, are his incarnations.
- He began to explain, and mentioned Cagn.
- Mr Orpen, the chief magistrate of St John's Territory, asked: " Is Cagn good or malicious?
- " Answer (in a low imploring tone): " `0 Cagn!
- Here we see the religious view of Cagn, the Bushman god.Advertisement
- But in the mythological account of Cagn given by Qing he appears as a kind of grasshopper, supernaturally endowed, the hero of a most absurd cycle of senseless adventures.
- Cagn or Ikaggen, the Mantis, is sometimes regarded with religious respect as African a benevolent god.
- As a creator Cagn is sometimes said to have " given orders, and caused all things to appear to be made."
- According to Qing, creation was the work of Cagn (the mantis insect), " he gave orders and caused all things to appear."
- Elsewhere in the myth Cagn made or manufactured things by his skill.Advertisement
- - These are almost unanimously attributed to " culture-heroes," beings theriomorphic or anthropomorphic, who, like Pund-jel, Qat, Quawteaht, Prometheus, Manabozho, Quetzalcoatl, Cagn and the rest, taught men the use of the bow, the processes (where known) of pottery, agriculture (as Demeter), the due course of the mysteries, divination, and everything else they knew.
- Thus Qat, Quahteaht, Pundjel, Maui, Ioskeha, Cagn, Wainamoinen and an endless array of others represent the ideal and heroic first teachers of Melanesians, Ahts, Australians, Maoris, Algonkins, Bushmen and Finns.