Melanesian Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Melanesia

DUDUGERA

Melanesian Sun God

Picture of the Melanesian Sun God Dudugera from our Melanesian mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Sun God with a grudge

He got picked on as a kid, what with his mum having frolicked with a Godly Dolphin and him being born from her leg where a Godly fin had brushed it. (What kind of frolic is that? Ed).

So he grew up with a chip on his shoulder, vowed he was going to burn everything, and leapt into the sky to become the sun. His mum was just in time to throw clouds of lime into the sky to prevent him from burning everything to a crisp.

Dudugera Facts and Figures

Name: Dudugera
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Male
Type: God
Area or people: Papua New Guinea
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: 741

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Article last revised on April 29, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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