Bulu (Fijian mythology)

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Takiveleyawa, a hill on the pathway of souls to Bulu

In Fijian mythology, Bulu (pronounced: Mbúlu) is a name for the 'world of spirits' (presumably the underworld). In the month called Vula-i-Ratumaibulu,[1] the god Ratumaibulu comes from Bulu, the world of spirits, to make the breadfruit and other fruit trees blossom and yield fruit. Ratumaibulu is a god of great importance who presides over agriculture.[2]

Another source refers to a "place called 'Nabagatai' on the road to 'Bulu', the separate state or land of souls".[3]

The most westerly point of the island of Vanua Levu was the place from which the departed spirits started out for Bulu, the eternal abode of the blessed (Freese 2005:70).

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  1. ^ 'The month of Ratumaibulu', corresponding roughly to November
  2. ^ The Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, 1907, pages 153, 372.
  3. ^ The Quarterly Review, page 170. (year of publication unknown)


  • Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, 1907.
  • John Freese, The Philosophy of the Immortality of the Soul and the Resurrection of the Human Body. Facsimile reprint of 1864 edition. Kessinger Publishing, 2005, ISBN 1-4179-7234-3.
  • T. Williams, J. Calvert, Fiji and the Fijians, Heylin, 1858.