Villagers in the South Pacific worship Prince Philip as a god

On the island of Vanuatu, in the Pacific Ocean near New Zealand, there is a village that has decided Queen Elizabeth’s husband Philip is a god.

For centuries, perhaps millennia, villagers had believed in an ancient story about the son of a mountain spirit venturing across the seas to look for a powerful woman to marry.

They believed that unlike them, this spirit had pale skin.

Somehow the legend gradually became associated with Prince Philip, who had indeed married a rich and powerful lady.

From BBC News, via Reddit.

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