Many of us know Prince Philip as the husband of the reigning Queen Elizabeth II of England and as the father of Prince Charles. However, he is so much more than that to the villagers of Yaohnanen on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu. In fact, they consider him a god.
Most — if not, all — members of the Yaohnanen tribe belong to the Prince Philip Movement and they believe that the monarch is a divine entity who brings them good fortune. Indeed, this has baffled and amused the media. After all, Prince Philip has a reputation for making tactless remarks and acting like a typical grumpy old man. Thus, it’s hard to picture him as a god.
Prince Philip’s “divine kingdom” is rather isolated.
Nevertheless, the Yaohnanen tribe has faith in the 96-year-old prince. They’ve actually founded the Prince Philip Movement, which has been classified as a religious cult. Each day, they pray to the prince to ensure that they would have abundant banana and yam crops.
Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.
Based on the legends and folklore of Yaohnanen tribe, an age-old prophecy foretold the coming of Prince Philip. According to the prophecy, an ancient mountain spirit would have a pale-skinned son who would travel across the seas to marry a powerful woman.
In a Reuters report, Jill Gralow noted:
“Anthropologists believe Prince Philip, who fit the bill by marrying a powerful woman, became linked to the legend in the 1960s when Vanuatu was an Anglo-French colony known as the New Hebrides.”
The prince knows about his worshipers but has been low-key about it.
At that time, the Yaohnanen tribe members most probably saw portraits of the prince at government offices managed by colonial officials. So they immediately thought the prince was the god that they’ve been waiting for.
We can all imagine just how happy the tribe was when the prince and Queen Elizabeth II made an official visit to their territory.
The tribe hopes Prince Philip will save them from poverty.
At some point, the tribe made a wooden club (supposedly for killing pigs) and sent it to the prince. They specified that to prove that he is actually from the island of Tanna, he should hold the club. The prince granted their request and sent them a photo of himself holding the club they made for him.
The village chief wears traditional tribal attire as he holds their precious Prince Philip photos.
The tribe’s current village chief, Sikor Natuan, explains that they are waiting for Prince Philip to return to Tanna. They think that once his mortal form dies, his spirit will come back to them and bring everlasting prosperity.
For now, though, the members of the Yaohnanen tribe will simply keep praying to him.
30 Funny Photos Show The Struggle Of Left-Handed People In Everyday Life
In a right-handed world, the struggle is real for the left-handed people.
There’s no doubt that we’re living in a world packed with right-handed people. Heck, most companies would even base their product’s design and/or layout on right-handed people - from scissors to school or office desks to ring binders, everything seems to be designed by the righties and for the righties.
However, this doesn’t mean that left-handed people are left without any recognition. There are still tons of stuff today that are created solely for them. In fact, one can argue that this world has always been ruled by the lefties. Think about Leonardo Da Vinci, Julius Caesar, Aristotle, Michelangelo, Albert Einstein and Neil Armstrong, among others. What do they all have in common? They’re are left-handed.
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$188 Million Lottery Winner Sued for $10 Million by Pastor for Not Donating to Church
She allegedly promised the pastor that she will share her blessings.
Marie Holmes' life was completely turned around when she won the Powerball lottery jackpot worth $188 million. But not long after receiving a large part of her winnings in a lump sum, she became the subject of several news reports. She became infamous for using her money to repeatedly bail her boyfriend out of jail. She reportedly spent $21 million on bail money alone.
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