Basic Information

Type/Species: Serpent-Waist
Origin: Tradition of the San Cristoval Island in Melanesia

About Agunua / Hatuibwari

Aguna is an alternative name for Hatuibwari, the great cosmic serpent found in the traditions and myths of Melanesia, specifically the people of the San Cristoval Island. [1] She is the primordial ancestor of the human race. [2]

Physical Description

Aguna / Hatuibwari is a vast serpent with the upper body resembling a human and with two beautiful, enormous wings. Her head has four eyes, and her torso has four pendulous breasts, which serve to feed and to nourish all the living. [2]


  1. Rose [Dragons] 8
  2. Rose [Dragons] 169

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