Goddess Latmikaik  

Posted by Stella Clark

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IN MICRONESIAN MYTH, THE ORIGIN OF LIFE BEGAN WHEN THE GODDESS," LATMIKAIK", THE QUEEN OF THE OCEANS, ALONG WITH THE GOD, "TPEREAKI, "AROSE FROM A WAVE BEATEN ROCK IN THE SEA. THE GOD CHOSE THE SKY AS HIS HOME, AND "LATMIKAIK "CHOSE TO RESIDE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN. IN HER WATERY BEDROOM SHE BROUGHT FORTH FISH WHO BUILT A TOWER THAT BECAME EARTH AND GAVE BIRTH TO TWO SONS...FIRST IN THE SKY AND FIRST IN THE LOWER WORLD. LEGENDS RECOUNT THAT AS "PALAU" WAS BEING FORMED FROM THE SEA, THE CHILDREN OF" LATMIKAIK" COULD LIVE ON LAND AND THE SEA.

HER SONS THEN MATED WITH THE FISH TO PRODUCE THE FIRST HUMANS, THE ANCESTORS OF THE "PALAU" ISLANDERS TODAY.

TODAY SHE IS KNOWN AS ONE OF THE CORONAS OF THE PLANET VENUS.

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