The first man was born with all limbs and organs that we have, but even though he could see, he was in other ways completely paralyzed, unable even to breathe. Waga's wife asked him if he could give the man some medicine to make him speak. The God replied that he had none, but he would bring the man some breath, which he did. Now the man began to move, speak, and till the soil. When he died Wage took his breath back again. (Konso myth, Ethiopia) 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