The god who ruled all the contingencies of death, birth, sickness, and good and bad luck, but who is also the god of festivals. He is the chief of the Ani or ancestral spirits. Sacred to him were the turtle, the kamaik or parrot wrasse, the marrer, and the tep fishes. They were chapu, and only to be eaten by the chiefs of the tribe.

Nan-ul-lap's presence was invoked by the high priest by uttering the first uinani or magic spell.



  • Christian, F. W. (1899). Caroline Islands: Travel in the Sea of the Little Lands. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, pp. 193, 383.