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  1. Navala, Fiji: A Village Of Exquisite Beauty and Fascinating Culture

    Fiji is renowned for its beaches and scenery, but the Pacific nation is less well-known for its history and culture. In Fiji, traditional society is still alive, and visitors can look forward to a unique and authentic experience.  Fiji is renowned for its beaches and scenery, but the Pacific nation is less ...

    Ed Whelan - 07/12/2018 - 01:55

  2. The Fiji Mermaid: What Was the Abominable Creature and Why Was It So Popular?

    The Fiji (also spelled as ‘Feejee’) mermaid was a sideshow that gained popularity during the 19th century. The original Fiji Mermaid was displayed in 1842 by P.T. Barnum, an American showman and ... museum, and its popularity is attested in the fact that more Fiji mermaids would later be displayed in the United States. Barnum’s ...

    dhwty - 19/04/2016 - 00:48

  3. Fascinating Levuka Historical Port Town: Former Home to Fijian Cannibals and Kings

    Ovalau Island is Fiji as it used to be in days gone by - an unspoiled paradise with friendly ... interesting history.  Ovalau Island is Fiji as it used to be in days gone by - an unspoiled paradise with friendly ... its unhurried lifestyle, most things are still done ‘on Fiji time’. Everyone knows everyone else on this lush tropical volcanic ...

    Michelle Freson - 04/12/2018 - 00:25

  4. Legendary Ancient Villages Uncovered in Fiji

    Archaeologists in Fiji have uncovered the remains of two old villages which were previously ... The historic discovery was made by a team from the Fiji Museum who carried out a survey in the Koroyanitu mountain range in ... requests received by the museum from villages around Fiji to confirm and protect their cultural heritage from any sort of ...

    aprilholloway - 16/06/2013 - 02:31

  5. The Creation Myth of Fiji and the Serpent God

    ... of Eden in Christian religions). In the mythology of Fiji Island, in one of the more popular creation stories, the Serpent God is ... , the supreme God. He is believed to be the creator of the Fiji islands and all men related to the islands. He is the one that judges the ...

    johnblack - 26/10/2013 - 13:18

  6. Merrylin Cryptid Museum: Proof for the Existence of Mythical Beings or Elaborate Hoaxes?

    ... corpses of different animals. This example would be the Fiji Mermaid. The Fiji Mermaid gained a surge of fame when, in the year 1842 in New York City, it ...

    Caleb Strom - 12/06/2017 - 19:00

  7. The ancient origins of the ceremonial Kava drink of the Pacific

    ... many of the island cultures of the Pacific Ocean, including Fiji, Vanuatu, Hawaii, and Polynesia. In Fiji, for instance, the kava drink is considered the national drink, and is ...

    dhwty - 14/07/2014 - 00:00

  8. Ancient Skulls Give Insights into Origins of Polynesians

    ... so - they hadn't got out beyond into islands like Vanuatu, Fiji, New Caledonia, and out into the further reaches of the Pacific. What we ... was excavated from an early human settlement at Naitabale in Fiji.  Photo source . Searching for the Polynesian roots ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 31/12/2015 - 00:52

  9. Magical Mermaids of Japanese Folklore

    ... one of the most famous examples being P. T. Barnum’s ‘Fiji Mermaid’ . Nevertheless, there are also ningyo which bear even less ... (meaning ‘800-year-old Buddhist nun’). The Fiji Mermaid: What Was the Abominable Creature and Why Was It So Popular? ...

    dhwty - 22/04/2016 - 14:53

  10. New study suggests that the Philippines is the ancestral homeland of Polynesians

    ... culture spread 6,000 km until it reached as far as Fiji, Tonga, and Samoa. However, the belief that the Lapita people are ... was excavated from an early human settlement at Naitabale in Fiji. Photo source . In the latest study published in the ...

    aprilholloway - 20/03/2014 - 01:13

  11. Tales of a Two-headed Giant: Are the Legends of Kap Dwa Real?

    ... lands. Two famous examples would be the jackalope and the Fiji mermaid. P.T. Barnum was known for telling tall tales and most of his ... out to be hoaxes, the most famous of which might be the Fiji mermaid. Any association with P.T. Barnum immediately casts doubt on the ...

    Caleb Strom - 13/08/2017 - 18:47

  12. Mount Shasta: Sacred Mountain and a Strange Destination for Many

    ... for Parallel Universes? Or an Embellishment? The Fiji Mermaid: What Was the Abominable Creature and Why Was It So Popular? ...

    D.W. Naef - 19/06/2016 - 20:29

  13. Maori Artifacts Indicate Early Polynesian Settlement on New Zealand Island

    ... of a pearl oyster shell of the type that can be found in Fiji and Tahiti ( CC BY SA 4.0 ) Maori Cooperation The ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 11/08/2017 - 22:54

  14. Where Did the Polynesians Really Come From?

    ... was excavated from an early human settlement at Naitabale in Fiji. ( realhistoryww.com ) Genetic studies have shown that most ...

    Caleb Strom - 15/06/2017 - 14:06

  15. The Lost World of Cham: The TransPacific Voyages of the Champa

    ... seagoing empire that extended into Indonesia, Fiji, Tonga, Micronesia, and beyond—a transoceanic power that reached Mexico, ...

    ancient-origins - 29/07/2017 - 00:35

  16. 'The Wee-est Little Man That Ever There Was': Who Was the Real Tom Thumb?

    ... to ensure that his ‘exhibit’ was a success. The Fiji Mermaid: What Was the Abominable Creature and Why Was It So Popular? ...

    dhwty - 16/09/2018 - 22:44

  17. The Strange Merman of Banff: Legendary Lake Monster or Just a Trading Post Treasure?

    ... of five months, the boat struck a reef off the coast of Fiji, and both men were injured, Voss severely.  He was taken to a hospital in ... Java, located in Indonesia, is 4,500 miles northwest of Fiji, where their boat was destroyed, and they claimed to have traveled about ...

    Ken Jeremiah - 23/10/2015 - 21:47

  18. Gene Flow and Counter Current—Hopi Sea Voyages From the Lost Continent of Mu

    ... boundary was a line roughly between Easter Island and Fiji. Mu supposedly possessed an enlightened and highly civilized society with ...

    garydavid - 17/08/2014 - 00:25

  19. New research suggests Tonga was a vast seafaring empire

    ... from Tonga were long-distance imports that came from Samoa, Fiji, and even as far away as Tahiti (about 2,500km from Tonga’s main island ...

    aprilholloway - 29/07/2014 - 14:43

  20. Why We Can’t Resist the Lure of Mermaids

    ... inspired by a real-life medical condition? The Fiji Mermaid: What Was the Abominable Creature and Why Was It So Popular? ...

    ancient-origins - 13/07/2017 - 01:57

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