Fijian Mythology

The Gods, Spirits and Legendary Creatures of Fiji


Fijian Death Goddess

Also known as Nan-Ga Nan-Ga, Nanga Nanga, Nangganangga

Death Goddess who punishes single men

If you die a bachelor there is no hope. Only men with a ring on their finger are allowed in Fiji Heaven. (Actually, it’s not so much a ring as a whale’s tooth.)

Nangananga waits by the coast on a black rock near the entrance to the Underworld (Mbulu) for your soul to arrive. Don’t even think of trying to sneak past her. She knows all the tricks single guys try to pull. She has been dealing with unmarried dudes for millennia.

If you are a solitary soul, she bashes you to bits on the rocks. Probably accompanied by some extremely sardonic remarks.

Even married men don’t have it easy – there is a lot of rigmarole and eligibility quizzes involved before she lets you in.

Single guys, don’t take the risk! Run to your nearest Fijian Lonely Hearts Dating site before it’s too late.

Nangananga Facts and Figures

Name: Nangananga
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Nan-Ga Nan-Ga, Nanga Nanga, Nangganangga

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Area or people: Fiji in Melanesia
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Death
Area of expertise: Death

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 8071

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Article last revised on April 30, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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