Melanesian Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Melanesia


Melanesian Hero God

Perfect spoiled twin

Along with To-Karvuvu they were the first animated brothers.

They burst into life from artwork by a distant anonymous God. To-Kabinana did things right, To-Karvuvu made a right carve up of trying to copy him. To-Kabinana made a beautiful woman from a coconut. To-Karvuvu ‘s effort was squat and ugly. To-Kabinana carved a fine fish which could be used for a lure. To-Karvuvu ‘s effort came out as a live shark.

When they were asked to take care of The Old Woman, possibly their mother, To-Kabinana gave her eels on wheels — but To-Karvuvu roasted and ate her.

To-Kabinana Facts and Figures

Name: To-Kabinana
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Male
Type: God
Area or people: New Britain island, Melanesia
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Heroics
Area of expertise: Hero

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index: 2653

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

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