On the island of Kanava at Tavuki Bay women possess the secret of singing to call her. Only when she appears is it permitted for fishermen to catch turtles, who will almost surrender to the chanting.
This mysterious ritual has been photographed and the ‘Mother’ is clearly a very large turtle indeed.
Article last updated on 29 January 2014
by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.
Cite this article:
Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "TINANDI-THAMBONGA: Goddess of Fishing from Oceanic mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 29 Jan. 2014. Web. 25 July 2014.