of gods and geysers; Bogoria stories of origin, Noah’s ark, and the parting of the Red Sea

I’m always on the lookout for African traditional stories. On Sunday the Standard published this one – Myths of Lake Bogoria. Note the similarities to certain biblical stories.

Here are some excerpts:baringo-geysers_090308_01.jpg

Because of its spouting geysers that spurt steam and bubbling geothermal pools, Lake Bogoria is a sight to behold. The geysers give the surrounding rocks a kaleidoscope of colours that leave visitors awestruck.

The local community believes the lake, set at the foot of Laikipia escarpment, is a result of the gods’ retribution against a wayward clan. They say thousands of years ago Continue reading