OCEANIC MYTHOLOGY

The Gods of Polynesia and the South Seas

TINANDI-THAMBONGA

Oceanic Fishing Goddess

The mother of all turtles

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.

TINANDI-THAMBONGA FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : TINANDI-THAMBONGA
Area or people : Fiji
Location : the Pacific Islands
Gender : Female
Type : deity
In charge of : Fishing
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : NEUTRAL, may not care
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 1388
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Article last updated on 22 August 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: Oceanic Goddess of Fishing (Oceanic mythology) ." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 22 Aug. 2014. Web. 30 September 2014.

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