Nakaa

Pacific Islands - A creator-god of the Gilbert Islands. Having created humans, he kept men and women apart and they lived as immortals, each sex with a tree in their part of the island. When Nakaa left on a journey, the men disobeyed his injunction and visited the women. The angry god deprived them of their immortality (which is why humans now die) and left, going to the land of the dead where he sits at the entrance and traps the souls of the dead in a net. If a soul can refrain from eating or drinking for three days, Nakaa allows them to return to the land of the living. Sometimes called Nakaa.

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