Melanesian Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Melanesia


Melanesian Tree Spirit

Picture of the Melanesian Tree Spirit Matagaigai from our Melanesian mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Tree Spirits

These are related to the Matabiri.

The females are the ones you have to watch. They are lop-sided — because they have one large breast and one small. They hover around when you are ill and can make you feel much worse.

You do not want them around if you are contemplating a boob job.

Matagaigai Facts and Figures

Name: Matagaigai
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Male and female
Type: Spirit
Area or people: Papua New Guinea
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Trees
Area of expertise: Trees

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 2911

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

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