Puntan and Fu’una – Guam’s Gods of Creation


Fouha Rock  Creation god Fu'una used her supernatural power to create part of the world by throwing her body into the earth and creating Fouha Rock, were the first human beings emerged. Victor Consaga/Guam Humanities Council

Fouha Rock Creation god Fu'una used her supernatural power to create part of the world by throwing her body into the earth and creating Fouha Rock, were the first human beings emerged. Victor Consaga/Guam Humanities Council

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Puntan  Puntan used his body to make the earth, his eyes to make the sun and the moon and his eyebrows to make rainbows. Ancient Chamorro Society/Bess Press

Puntan Puntan used his body to make the earth, his eyes to make the sun and the moon and his eyebrows to make rainbows. Ancient Chamorro Society/Bess Press

Fu’una  Chamorro creation brother and sister, Puntan and Fu'una, used their supernatural power to create parts of the world. Ancient Chamorro Society/Bess Press

Fu’una Chamorro creation brother and sister, Puntan and Fu'una, used their supernatural power to create parts of the world. Ancient Chamorro Society/Bess Press

From Guampedia

According to the Chamorro people, a very long time ago, Puntan and Fu’una devised a plan in which their supernatural forces would be put to extremely powerful use. Puntan instructed his sister to take apart his body and create the parts of the world. One of his eyes would become the sun, and the other would be transformed into the moon. Puntan’s eyebrows would become rainbows. His back would become the earth.

Fu’una had supernatural powers of her own. She used her energy and spirit to bring to life the parts of her brother’s body that now formed the world. With her power, she made the sun shine and the earth blossom. After she completed her task of bringing new life to Puntan’s body parts, Fu’una decided to create life out of her body, as she had her brother’s. She threw her body into the earth and created Fouha Rock, sometimes called Creation Point. Out of Fouha Rock, the first human beings emerged. This rock can be found close to Umatac Bay in the southern part of Guam.

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