Fijian Mythology

The Gods, Spirits and Legendary Creatures of Fiji

NAITONU

Fijian God

Also known as Naitono

The leprosy-wielding God of Nudity

He is reportedly a deity who hates clothes and loves to run around naked.

If you pass through his domain, you are required to follow suit. Or rather, remove your suit. Only fully stripped and naked travelers are allowed to pass unscathed across his land. If you fail to comply, he will blast you with leprosy.

A deity of nudity is quite a strange thing for Fiji, which is normally has very strict taboos about public displays of skin.

On the other hand, Fiji has many legends and deities related to leprosy. In the past it also had a steady stream of bewildered missionaries trying to make sense of it all and writing garbled accounts of what they found.

Perhaps Naitonu is really a God of Leprosy Prevention – he wants you to remove your clothes in case they are infected. We knoweth not.

Naitonu Facts and Figures

Name: Naitonu
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Naitono

Gender: Male
Type: God
Area or people: Fiji in Melanesia
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 839

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Article last revised on May 16, 2019 by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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