Micronesian Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Micronesia

NAREAU

Kiribati (Gilbertese) Creator God

Picture of the Micronesian Creator God Nareau from our Micronesian mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Spider and Son World Construction Inc

The supreme spider Nareau Senior retired after initial creation, leaving his son Nareau Junior to carry on the good work, with the assistance of an Octopus called Na Kika and an Eel, whose slippery name escapes us for the moment.

It was a brilliant combination. No humans have ever come near to matching their constructive brilliance. Only Gods can add the final touches and make sunsets.

One or other Nareau occasionally visits Earth to check up on their creation, so be sure not to tread on any spiders you may meet. That would be a very bad thing.

Somewhere down the line there is also Te Ikawai.

Nareau Facts and Figures

Name: Nareau
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Male
Type: God
Area or people: Kiribati aka Gilbert Islands in Micronesia
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Creating
Area of expertise: Creation

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 237

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

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