Devil Fish

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  • Pacific Pacific (culture)
  • Cave Dweller Cave Dweller (attribute)
  • Friendly Friendly (behaviour)

An octopus-like creature from Fijian tales. It lived in a cave of red and white coral. A group of women came and one being pregnant, gave birth in the water. Her cries of pain were so much that it caused anguish in the Devil Fish who retreated amongst other fish. It then sent it companion Pava to investigate what was wrong and as gratitude awarded Pava with a hat of mulberry leaves.

Devil Fish was also the god of war to the Vaimauga tribe. To find out if they would win they would listen for his noises. Noises coming from land meant doom but sounds of the Devil Fish coming from the sea ensured victory.

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