He uses lightning flashes to slide down to Earth, and rides back upwards on columns of smoke. Which usually means he has to set fire to something.
He plagues other Gods by upsetting cooking pots and distracting them with stupid tomfoolery — then tries to rape their daughters. When things get too hot in Heaven, it’s out the back window and whizz — back to Earth in a flash.
On Earth he fits sharks with teeth, and fixes stings onto scorpions. He encourages ants and termites to gnaw through roof beams causing houses to collapse. He is always setting fire to thatch, and if things get too hot it’s back up to Heaven with the smoke.
There is never a dull moment with him around and many humans would rather die than have to put up with him. So they do.
Olifat Facts and Figures
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Olofat
Area or people: Caroline Islands, Micronesia
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
In charge of: Mayhem
Area of expertise: Trickster, Mischief, Mayhem
Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 1940
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Article last revised on April 29, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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