Heduru

East Indian - A sky-god of New Guinea. This god existed at a time when the sky was very close to the earth, to which it was connected by a rope ladder. Heduru often descended to earth to look after the children of those out at work but he started to steal children and take them back to the sky with him so the angry people cut the ladder, with the result that the heavens retreated to their present position. On occassion, identified as Heduru.

Nearby Myths