The God formed the first man of clay, originally giving him the shape of a lizard, and put him in a pond, where he left him for seven days. At the end of that time, instead of a lizard a man came out of the pond. (Panthouin myth, Gabon) A.G.H.
Savil, Sheila. Pears Encyclopedia of Myths and Legends. “Western and Northern Europe, Central and Southern Africa.” London. Pelham Books Ltd. 1977. p. 155