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by Micha F. Lindemans
The Fijian serpent-god who lives in the Kauvadra hills. When a person dies, his soul faces a long journey from the sunny land of the living to the cold, misty land of the dead. Upon the soul's arrival, Degei will interrogate it. Idle men, recognized by their long nails, will be punished. Industrious souls will be rewarded. When the soul is judged, it is thrown into a deep lake. It will sink for a long time until it reaches Murimuria, a sort of Purgatory. There some will be rewarded and others will receive dire punishment. Only are few are chosen by the gods to go to Burotu, the land of eternal life and joy.

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