Micronesian Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Micronesia

NEI TITUAABINE

Kiribati (Gilbertese) Tree Goddess

Also known as Tituaabine, Titua'abine, Tituabine

Picture of the Micronesian Tree Goddess Nei Tituaabine from our Micronesian mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

A Lighting Goddess who turned herself into Heavenly Compost

The sister of Auriaria, the Top God, Nei Tituaabine was a lovely Goddess with red skin and blue eyes that sparkled like lightning.

You don’t get many female lightning deities; lightning is usually reserved for butch male Gods with lots of muscles.

Although she was his sister, Auriaria was unable to resist her charms – her lightning was a work of art and she had beautiful bolts.

But however much they tried, they were unable to conceive children. Then, one sad day, she died. But lo! From her body sprang three little saplings. These miraculous plants grew and blossomed into the first coconut, almond and pandarus trees.

This was a comfort to Auriaria and the coconut and almond harvests were a great gift to mortals. Nei Tituaabine became a Goddess of Trees. Meanwhile we think she must have ascended to the skies to continue her lightning artistry.

Nei Tituaabine Facts and Figures

Name: Nei Tituaabine
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Tituaabine, Titua'abine, Tituabine

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

In charge of: Trees
Area of expertise: Trees

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

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