A sea being of the Marshall Islands. He dwelt alone in the primeval sea, and in his loneliness and boredom he raised up the reefs and sandbanks. He also created birds and plants. At some point in time, Wulleb and Limdunanji, the first man and woman, emerged from a tumor on his leg.

Lowa also stationed a god at each of the cardinal points.



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