Ham (son of Noah)
Biblical figure, son of Noah
Ham, according to the Bible, was Noah's youngest son and the ancestor of the peoples of Africa. His name means "hot".
He had four sons: Cush, Mizraim, Phut, and Canaan. They populated Ethiopia, Egypt, Libya, and the land of Canaan (now Israel) respectively.
According to the Bible's Book of Genesis, Ham spied on his father while he was naked. This angered Noah, who cursed Ham's son Canaan.