July 5th, 2008 by sabrina

Rasoalao is the Malagasy Goddess of wild animals and the hunt. She is one of the Vazimba, who are considered the original inhabitants of Madagascar and the ancestors of the Malagasy. The Vazimba were deified by the Malagasy, and are invoked in many situations. Rasoalao’s sister is Ravola, Goddess of tame animals, and her husband is the giant Rapeto. Rapeto created Lake Itasy in an attempt to trap Rasoalao’s cattle, which he wanted to use to trample his rice fields.

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