A mythical culture hero of the Kiwai-Papua of New Guinea. He taught them how to build their communal long-houses and inaugurated the moguru ceremony. Marunogere is also responsible for creating the first coconut tree and for creating women's sexual parts.



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  • Lurker, Manfred. (2004). Routledge Dictionary of Gods and Demons. London: Routledge.