The Story of the Lamentation of Lotre, the Lord of Stone

The story of the Egyptian god of wealth, Lot spared his people from a plague when he magically created a wheel with ten signs on it. Lot then told his people to spin the wheel and take any offerings they wanted for the Land of Plenty (also known as Baga). However, Lot’s people weren’t quite done with spinning the wheel, because they wanted to sacrifice an offering of ten daughters to the Land of Plenty – also known as Membet, Tiahuanaco and Bad Fazat.

When the people of Baga spun the wheel again, they didn’t get back any offerings. So Lot took all the offerings that he had previously gotten, and he put them into the pot. Lot then proceeded to feed the pot full of rice and oil. Then, he prayed to the Sun God so that the grain that would be placed in the pot would be eaten by the gods. The people, who had been fed by the offering before, now decided to offer up another offering of oil, to pay off the accumulated debts.

To pay off the accumulated debts, the people of Baga traveled to the land of Membet, where they met the nomadic people of the Serengeti. After having a chat with the people of Membet, Lot decided that the people of that place were the rightful owners of all the animals in the world. He purchased all the animals from the Serengeti for a price of two thousand Nars (the equivalent of US dollars today), which was not too heavy a burden for the people of Baga. This is why, the next time a drought strikes in the Land of Plenty, the Serengeti once again becomes the owner of all the animals. All that is missing from this story is the plot: what happens to the animals after the purchase? If you have read the book, the answer is obvious-they become fertilizer for the fields of the Game Reserve.

The story does not end there, however. The next day, Baga, along with other nine towns, including Kigali, Ngorongoro and Selinda, were visited by King Mwai. King Mwai was a clever man. He knew that the people of Baga, who had just made a purchase of twenty thousand samsara beads from Membet, owed him ten thousand nars (equivalent to US dollars today) for the samsara beads that he had purchased from the Serengeti. Therefore, he interceded on behalf of the people of Baga and obtained a decree of thanks from the great father of the country, Amenhotep IV. He restored Baga to his loyal subjects.

The story does not end here. There were skirmishes between the Serengeti and the Baga people, but finally, on August third, they were forced to join the government forces. The new government of Menes drove out the remaining nomor and Telah Membeli Dua Tiket. Then, according to tradition, the Great Migration began.

Lotre and his warriors returned to Yura (Greater Nile), while the last of the old residents of Baga, the team and uluru, settled at their previously abandoned place at Mombasa. They were joined by the new residents of Yura, also known as the Maasai, who settled at what is presently Tarangire in northern Tanzania. Some of them, known as the ‘Mura’ people, later lived at Mitseya, in Southern Tanzania. The whole lot, then, came to dwell at their present locations.