Kenya is steeped in myths and folklore. As in other parts of Africa, the human and the spirit worlds are inextricably bound together. Kenyan people communicate with the gods through the medium of ancestors, deities, or local spirits. Kenyan beliefs and rituals are closely connected to the coming of the rains, upon which life depends. The Borana of northern Kenya, for instance, believe that “Water is the gift of Heaven, and grass the gift of Earth.” God is most commonly manifested in the sun, moon, stars, clouds, thunder, lightning, and trees, particularly the wild fig tree.