Melanesian Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Melanesia

HONOYETA

Kalauna Demon

A real snake in the grass

He had two wives, but when he set off to supposedly go and earn a bite in the morning, he nipped out of his snakeskin and became a handsome hunk who seduced other women with his devilish charm.

When his wives became aware of his cheating ways they burned his snakeskin, so he could not return to the bonus of snaky writhings and had to remain human forever. He then invented death for humans so he could shake off old girl friends, because after all he was a demon, and it was his business to be up to no good.

What he does for sex now we cannot say.

Honoyeta Facts and Figures

Name: Honoyeta
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Male
Type: Demon
Area or people: Goodenough Island (Kalauna) people of Papua New Guinea
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 612

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

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