Mary Ann, Mrs. Howell and Ginger vy for the role of Winomi the White Goddess


Winomi the White Goddess is the sacred mother-goddess of a Papuan tribe ruled by King Kaliwani near the Castaways. Every eighth moon, Kaliwani and two of his men travel to a island west of their home island for a bride to sacrifice to their volcano god for prosperity. When they land on the island, both Ginger and Mary Ann resist being taken by Kaliwani and his men, but they change their minds when they learn of a chance to be rescued. Mrs. Howell joins in to be considered, but she's dismissed when it turns out she's married. Unwitting to surrender their women to be sacrificed, the men opt to impersonate women to get to the island, but Gilligan is the only one capable of pulling off a convincing female disguise. The men pass him off as "Gilliana," who Kaliwani ends up taking a liking to, ultimately deciding not to sacrifice and keep him as a wife. However, when Gilligan escapes, Kaliwani is spooked by his discarded wig and clothes and flees the island.


  • Other gods or divine beings mentioned on Gilligan's Island are Kona, Watubi, Mashuka and Metuzar. In Slave Girl, the Matoba natives even start believing Gilligan is a fire god.