On Yap, the god of death and disease; a mischievous and ever-active deity. Luk is also the patron of thieves and robbers. He is incarnate in the orra, a black nocturnal bird.

Luk is also mentioned as a god of the dance.1



  1. Furness, William Henry. (1910). The Island of Stone Money: Yap of the Carolinas. Philadelphia: Lippincott, p. 150.


  • Christian, F. W. (1899). Caroline Islands: Travel in the Sea of the Little Lands. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, pp. 254, 384-385.