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Somosomo
Somosomo
is a chiefly village in Taveuni, which is the island where the International Date Line
International Date Line
crosses on land in Fiji. This island is part of the Cakaudrove Province and the holders of the title of Tui Cakau,[2] the Paramount Chief of the Tovata Confederacy, are historically and traditionally linked to this village. The island was visited by the US Exploring Expedition
US Exploring Expedition
in 1840.[3] Famous persons from Somosomo[edit] Fiji’s first President, Penaia Ganilau, was Tui Cakau and therefore a native of Somosomo.[4] Chief Komaibatiniwai was from the noble family of Somosomo. Rugby league player Semi Radradra
Semi Radradra
hails from the village.[5] Mythology[edit] According to the myth, god who ruled over this village is Qurai.[6] There is a short discussion of traditional religion as practiced on Somosomo
Somosomo
in J. G. Frazer's famous work, The Golden Bough.[7] Frazer describes belief in a continuity of divine nature between humans an deities, in which certain priests and chiefs were considered to be "sacred persons." Notes[edit]

^ "View of the house enclosing the grave of Rev. William Cross, and the principal heathen temple, at Somosomo, Feejee". Wesleyan Juvenile Offering. IV: 120. November 1847. Retrieved 17 November 2015.  ^ Somosomo ^ Stanton, William (1975). The Great United States Exploring Expedition. Berkeley: University of California Press. p. 211. ISBN 0520025571.  ^ Obituary: Ratu
Ratu
Sir Penaia Ganilau ^ Adrian Proszenko (25 June 2016). " Semi Radradra
Semi Radradra
wants to emulate Sonny Bill Williams, says NRL star's former partner". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 25 June 2016.  ^ Myths and legends of Fiji
Fiji
and Rotuma ^ Fraser, Golden Bough, Macmillan 1894, p. 39.

Coordinates: 16°48′12″S 179°59′54″W / 16.803226°S 179.998455°W / -16.8

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