Micronesian Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Micronesia

TABURIMAI

Kiribati (Gilbertese) Fish God

Cat-fish? Dog-fish? He's a Man-fish

Married to Te-reere the sacred Tree Goddess.

Somehow he has arms and legs even though all his siblings were fish. In fact his brother Teanoi is a hammer-head shark.

His dad Bakoa, also on the aquatic side, was worried when he heard his finny kids plotting to do away with Tab. Teanoi, the only level-headed one, was given the job of whisking Tab off to safety, for which he was rewarded by having the chance to become a big star in the sky.

Now safe on an island and able to run around, Taburimai met and fell in love with Te-reere, the sacred Tree Goddess. It wasn’t long before new branches of humanity came into being and fish were history’s supper.

Taburimai Facts and Figures

Name: Taburimai
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: Fish
Area of expertise: Fish

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index: 147

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

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