KAITAHITAHI: GOD OF BELLONA AND RENNELL ISLANDS

bellona-and-rennellBalladeer’s Blog’s recent examination of the myths of Bellona Island and Rennell Island has been pretty popular. Here is a look at the god Kaitahitahi. FOR THE FULL LIST OF BEL-REN GODS CLICK HERE

KAITAHITAHI – A very unusual deity who had a peculiar specialty. Kaitahitahi would cure constipation, which, joking aside, CAN be fatal if not treated properly. This god would be invoked to clean out the bowels of a person already afflicted with constipation (think of the Disemboweling Goddess from Inuit myths) and would be prayed to in order to prevent people from becoming constipated in the first place.

Meals prepared on Bellona Island were more likely to cause blockage of the bowels than meals prepared on Rennell Island, so when residents of Rennell would travel to Bellona they would, in their own words “dedicate their buttocks to Kaitahitahi” in hopes that he would stave off constipation.  

FOR THE TOP 15 IROQUOIS DEITIES CLICK HERE –   https://glitternight.com/2013/01/28/the-top-fifteen-deities-in-iroquois-mythology/  

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