This strange-looking tree is alive and not dead.
Legend has it that an elephant saved the life of the Nephalim, a giant that fell from the sky eons ago. Centuries later, when the mighty floods that were written of in the Nag Hamadi came over the land, and after the ill-fated deluge subsided, this once lush plain, became a desert.
As a gift to the elephants, the Nephalim before he took his last breath in the deluge, turned himself into this tree. Its immortal roots collect water from deep aquifers, whenever starry nights appear.
Folklore says that nowadays, eons later, thanks to the Nephalim, whenever the ancient rulers of the Namib, the elephants, journey to this strange tree, they know that they always will find water in its living roots. A secret passed down from one great matriarch to another among the elephants of the Namib desert.