The Gods of Polynesia and the South Seas


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Oceanic Creator Spirits

Half-spirit, half-human folk who lived on paradisiacal Earth.

Their number includes DARVI and DIWA-ZIB.

The DEMAS invented all sorts of things and life was idyllic. Until they discovered fire. Of course, they just had to play with it, until it got out of control and even the mountains caught alight.

DARVI, a top Dema, sent rain, but it wasn’t working properly due to technical glitches. But he managed to grab a great chunk of land and heave it into the sea, along with a load of scorched animals. This is why crabs are red and herons have red legs. Indeed anything with red markings dates back to those scorching days.

The chunk of earth is now the island of New Guinea, and the DEMAS are a lot more careful.


Name : DEMAS
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Area or people : New Guinea
Location : the Pacific Islands
Gender : Both male and female
Type : spiritual being

In charge of : Creating
God of : Creation

Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Popularity index : 3496

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Article last updated on 11 January 2013 by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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