Fijian Mythology

The Gods, Spirits and Legendary Creatures of Fiji

TINANDI THAMBONGA

Fijian 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
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

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

In charge of: Fishing
Area of expertise: Fishing

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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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