Dudugera In Melanesian mythology, the sun, according to a myth from New Guinea. Once a woman played with a fish that rubbed itself against her leg. In time her leg swelled,
and when it was cut open, a baby, Dudugera, appeared. The young Dudugera did not get along with his playmates, so one day his great fish father came and took him away. Before he left, he told his mother and relatives to hide under a big rock because he was going to climb up to the sky on a plant and become the sun. They did as he asked. When Dudugera became the sun, his heat rays were destroying all plant and animal life until his mother threw some lime juice in his face. From that day clouds appeared, relieving the earth from the sun’s heat.


Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend, Third Edition – Written by Anthony S. Mercatante & James R. Dow
– Copyright © 2009 by Anthony S. Mercatante