Author Country :Malawi/Mozambique/Tanzania Genre Type :Myth Location :Malawi/Mozambique/Tanzania Year of Publication :NULL/ Publication :NULL Sub Theme :Animals, Creation, Myth/ Author Name :Yao Ethnic Group/ Author City :NULL
When God had finished creation he wanted to send people an important message.
He called the chameleon to go and tell them that after death they will return to
life. The lizard had eavesdropped. However, she had misunderstood what the
chameleon was told. She ran quickly to tell people what she thought she had
heard God say: "After death there is no return." The agile lizard had long
reached the people when the chameleon was still on his way. People thought the
lizard’s message natural and a matter of fact. When at last the chameleon
arrived and delivered God’s message, people ridiculed him and said: "You stupid
chameleon, we already know that we are all going to die and that death is the
end of everything."