Updated: Sep 22
Verse 1: And when Ramogi I died, the ruler-ship passed to Aruwa and Aruwa lived happily with his brother Podho II.
Verse 2: Aruwa kept the sacred spear, the symbol of power of ruler ship in his royal duol.
Verse 3: And it came to pass that a herd of elephants came trampling on the crops just before harvest.
Verse 4: And Aruwa’s nephew who was perched on a platform watching bel and kal farm raised distress alarm.
Verse 5: Podho II rushed to protect his son and chase away the elephants.
Verse 6: As he did so he grabbed the nearest spear and speared one of the elephants, but the spear he used was Aruwa’s royal spear.
Verse 7: The elephant was wounded but not fatally and it ran off with the spear sticking on its side.
Verse 8: As Aruwa was furious and unrelenting for the loss of his symbol of power, Podho II set off to track the wounded elephant even if it meant that his life could be endangered.
Verse 9: Podho II travelled for forty days and forty nights far into uninhabited land of animals in the far south west towards podho chieng’. One day lost, weary and exhausted he fell into deep slumber. When he woke up he found a lone woman watching him with eyes of pity. She was perfect in every sense of the word with the fullness of the moon.
Verse 10: The woman who was the queen of the jungle and of all elephants took pity on his poor soul and kept Podho II in kor gul (the warm inner chambers) of her kiru for forty days and forty nights and helped Phodo II retrieve the royal spear.
Verse 11: And Podho II eventually returned with the royal spear and called a family meeting to present the spear to his brother Aruwa. And there was peace until one of Aruwa’s children accidentally swallowed prized beads belonging to Podho II.
Verse 12: And Podho II returned the insistence until Aruwa in desperation cut open his daughter’s stomach to recover the missing bead.
Verse 13: And the two realized they will never stay together in peace.
Verse 14: Aruwa left Pubungu facing Imbo.
Verse 15: Podho II left seeking Ugwe.
Verse 16: And in Phodho II entourage was a youngling wounded in her lower limb.
Verse 17: And the clan decided that the young sibling who caused the wound, stay behind.
Verse 18: to nurse the quarantined Adhola, then follow their footprints to Ugwe.
Verse 19: And so it came to pass that from the house of Podho II, several clans that can be found on the eastern side of Nam Lolwe, later descended during the Exodus.