Mokèlé-mbèmbé : African Mythical Creature

Mokèlé-mbèmbé : African Mythical Creature

Concept art by digital artist Oliver Titley.

Mokèlé-mbèmbé (meaning “one who stops the flow of rivers” in the Lingala language) is a legendary water-dwelling creature of Congo River basin folklore, sometimes described as a living creature, sometimes as a spirit, and loosely analogous to the Loch Ness Monster in Western culture. It is claimed to be a sauropod by some cryptozoologists.


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  1. Abdou Drammeh

    May 4, 2017 at 2:20 am

    Thank you very much for this beautiful website. I’m an African art enthusiast.. this is a well needed platform. I’ll be looking forward to any publications.

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