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
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Area or people : Fiji
Location : the Pacific Islands
Gender : Female
Type : deity
In charge of : Fishing
God of : Fishing
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : NEUTRAL, may not care
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