Indonesian Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Indonesia


Toraja Sun God

Highly active Sun Lord

His boss is the supreme creator Pue Di Songi, who prefers to snooze away his infinite existence and delegate out all the tricky bits.

Pue Mpalaburu is a far more active god. He rises and sets with the sun — not just for the exercise but because the sun is actually his eye. This must be very inconvenient when you come to think about it.

As well as monitoring the Earth and keeping a check on orbits, he has also made a few things. One of his most amazing achievements was creating human beings out of stone. Not an easy task when you only have one eye and it’s on fire.

Pue Mpalaburu Facts and Figures

Name: Pue Mpalaburu
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Male
Type: God
Area or people: Toraja people, Sulawesi (formerly Celebes) in Indonesia
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: the Sun
Area of expertise: Sun

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index: 725

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

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