The king of snakes who lived on Tauaga, the highest mountain. During a great flood, all the animals rushed to the top of the mountain for protection. Raudalo was unafraid, even though the water kept rising. When his servants informed him that the water was about to cover him, he touched his forked tongue to the water, and the suddenly the sea rose no more.

The water started to flow back from the mountain, but Raudalo was not satisfied. He pursued the flood, touching it with is forked tongue that there may be no tarrying. Eventually the water receded to the sea shore and the flood was stayed.



  • MacKenzie, Donald A. (1930). Myths from Melanesia and Indonesia. London: Gresham, p. 152.