The beneficent god who presides over the universe. He has the power of life and death, and judges the souls of the deceased. The souls are preliminary tested by Granny Lanyut, who washes them in hot water. Tahun appears as the champion of man against both demons and wild beasts.

Tuhan occupies the same place in Sakai cosmology as is occupied by Kari and Ple in that of the Semang. The Jakun call the god of their Malay neighbors "Tuhan" or "Tuhan Allah."



  • Skeat, Walter Wm. (1906). Pagan Races of the Malay Peninsula. London: Macmillan, pp. 178-9.