Melanesian Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Melanesia

JUGUMISHANTA

Vanuatuan Creator Goddess

Also known as Yugumishanta

Creator Goddess and Mother of Earth

Her consort or cohort is Morufonu. She is hairy and he is not. Once upon a time she had a flute and hid it in a hirsute hidey-hole.

He engaged in hunt-the-flute and came over all hairy himself when he found it. Which means this is no Fairy Tale but a Hairy Tale.

Jugumishanta Facts and Figures

Name: Jugumishanta
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Yugumishanta

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Area or people: Vanuatuan/Ni-Vanuatu people of Vanuatu (previously known as the New Hebrides) in Melanesia
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Creating
Area of expertise: Creation

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 632

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Article last revised on April 29, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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