In the beginning, Bumba was all alone in the water. He got sick and vomited up the sun, moon, stars, and land. He vomited up nine animals: a leopard, an eagle, a crocodile, a fish, a tortoise, lightning, a white heron, a scarab and a goat. The last thing that he vomited was mankind. The animals and Bumba’s three sons then created plants and the rest of the animals.