In the myths of the Trobriand Islands, Inuvaylau was a man with a penis as long as a snake. Standing at the edge of their fields, he was able to impregnate the women working in their gardens. He was eventually discovered by the women's husbands who tried to kill him. Inuvaylau left their village voluntarily, weeping and cutting off pieces of his penis which petrified and can still be found today.



  • Knappert, Jan. (1992). Pacific Mythology. London: The Aquarian Press.