|The Himba of Namibia (South Africa)|
"The name Gkunhomdima is from the Juhoansi (Kung) people of Namibia. Gkunhomdima is the beautiful aardvark girl of Juhoan mythology, who sometimes appears in the stories of other San peoples as a python or as an elephant. She defends her people and punishes wrongdoers using gamigami spines, a rain-cloud full of hail, and her magical oryx horn.
The name 'Gkunhomdima' derives from 'gkun', wich means 'aardvark'; ʼhom ma' wich means 'young woman'; and the feminine suffix 'di'. The moon, Goe Hu, is named after Gkunhomdima's horn: 'goe' means 'oryx' and 'hu' means 'horn'." (MPC Archive 112429-112436)
The aardvark is a mainly nocturnal animal, it digs the earth to create a network of burrows that it uses as temporary homes in its territory and a main, deep and extensive burrow (up to about 13 meters) that they use to reproduce. The aardvark changes periodically the configuration of the ramifications of the main burrow and from time to time it moves to create another one.
They are fearful and lonely animals, that go to the surface at night to cover its territory of about 10 to 30 km. To feed himself, he uses his keen sense of smell to track ants and termites. When he discovers an anthill, he digs it quickly, his claws allow him to break the extremely hard bark of ant-hills and termite mounds while closing his nose to prevent dust from entering. Once the external defenses of the insects are demolish, its hard skin protects it from the bites of ants and termites while ingesting an enormous quantity of insects with its long and sticky tongue, up to 30 cm in length. They can eat up to 50,000 insects in one night.
|Tribulus terrestris (gamigami)|
The spiny plant tribulus terrestris (gamigami), It was used as a homicidal weapon in South Africa (the murderer dipped the fruit with the poisonous juice of Acokanthera and placed them in the path of his victim) and also as a drug in China and India to tone and restore sexual function.
(229762) Gkunhomdima is a scattered disc object with high aphelion, in 5:19 resonance with Neptune.
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