The Bateg god who greets the souls of dead shamans. Jawait lives below the clouds and makes thunder. He has a long beard. His wife is Lai-oid.

At Lata Lang (Cheka River) he is considered to meet all the dead with games, food, and flowers. At Pahang he is a sky god, husband of Geles.



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  • Pettazonni, Raffaele. (1956). The All-Knowing God, trans. H. J. Rose. London: Methuen, p. 326.