Melanesian Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Melanesia


Huli Moon God

Picture of the Melanesian Moon God Hana from our Melanesian mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

God of the Moon

Hana and Ni were siblings. Hana had thingies of an adult nature but his sister Ni didn’t. To keep herself amused she was fond of pole-dancing around a tree. One day naughty brother Hana hid a sharp stone in the tree bark which caused a minor wound in an naughty place.

This unexpectedly led to sexual misbehavior. The resulting offspring were left to their own devices as Hana was taken into care by the authorities to become the Moon and Ni had to set off to rise again as the Sun.

Hana Facts and Figures

Name: Hana
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Male
Type: God
Area or people: Huli people of Papua New Guinea, Melanesia
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: the Moon
Area of expertise: Moon

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 1417

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

References: Coming soon.

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