Tui Delai Gau

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In Fijian mythology,[1] Tui Delai Gau is the god of mountains[2] who can remove his hands and have them fish for him. He can also take off his head and put it in the sky as a look-out. He lives in a tree.[3]


  1. ^ Hames, Alice Inez (1967). "The God of the Summit of Gau". In Reed, Alexander Wyclif (ed.). Myths and legends of Fiji and Rotuma. Reed. pp. 58 et seq.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  2. ^ Waterhouse, Joseph (1866). "Tui Dela i Gau". The king and people of Fiji. London: University of Hawaii Press. Wesleyan Conference Office. pp. 379–384.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  3. ^ Knappert, Jan (1992). "Tree God". Pacific mythology: an encyclopaedia of myth and legend. Aquarian/Thorsons. p. 305. ISBN 9781855381339.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

Further reading[edit]

  • Toren, Christina (1999). "Cosmogenic Aspects of Desire and Compassion in Fiji". Mind, Materiality, and History: Explorations in Fijian Ethnography. Routledge. pp. 148–151. ISBN 9780415195775.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)