Tobukulu

August 15th, 2008 by sabrina

Tobukulu is the Tongan Goddess of fish. She is the daughter of the Great Goddess Hina and the God Toki-langa-fonua. She and her twin sister Nafanua unwittingly committed incest with their father and both became pregnant. As they were swimming back to their island home, Tobukulu gave birth to a son named Hemoana and abandoned him in the sea. She urged her sister Nafanua to abandon her baby daughter, Tafakula, as well, but she would not do it. After arriving home, Tobukulu and Nafanua were turned into stones, and fishermen left offerings to the stones to ensure a good catch.

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