Kianda, the Mermaid Banto of Angola is a supernatural being who presides over the Empire of Seas and Rivers, Mountains and Forests. More generally, Kianda is a divinity endowed with supernatural powers that can do as much as well as evil. She inspires fear and danger but also raises love. Each aquatic half, each water stroke, each pond has a Kianda that takes the name of the river or the lake where it stays. But there is Kianda, who is the mermaid of the mermaids, the queen of all of them. It is the most powerful, the most beloved, venerated and feared of all.