「ジョー 満月の島に行く」 "Joe vs. the Volcano" に出てくる伝説の島の名前です。 自分で勝手に島や国を想像して作るのって、おもしろくない？ たとえば・・・ミスライムの・・・・とか。
WAPONI HISTORY Waponi Woo was among the most remote islands on earth, in the southern Line Islands in the central Pacific Ocean, 230 km (140 mi) from the closest land at Flint and Caroline Islands, 1500 km (930 mi) from the nearest permanent settlement on Kiritimati, 4200 km (2600 mi) and 5100 km (3200 mi) from the nearest continental landmass in North America. It was settled by migrating Polynesians with an admixture of some Romans, Celts and Jews from a lost galley in AD 190, Waponi Woo evolved a unique culture and language. The name Waponi Woo translates as Little Island with Big Volcano (or Volcano Islet), to distinguish it from the non-volcanic islets of the Line Islands. It was not discovered by Europeans until 1769 by Capt. James Cook's Endeavor. His botanist Joseph Banks declared it not worth claiming for the British Empire. The Waponi remained governed under a Judeo-Polynesian power hierarchy with a Levitical priest and a Polynesian chief (Heb. tobi "goodness", Waponi "soul"). Once every hundred years, when the stomach of Woo growled, the bravest of the Waponi would pray like Sadrachm, Meshach and Abednego and face death or deliverence in the fiery mouth of Woo. In 1890 when Woo threatened to destroy the island yet again, Influenced by French missionaries Yosef Ben-Tobi prayed that the 17 centuries of human sacrifices to Woo would end once and for all, hoped for a miracle and jumped into the volcano himself. . Waponi Woo remained isolated from and virtually unknown to the outside world until World War II when GI Joes introduced oranges to the Waponi. A cargo cult soon developed which was exploited after the war by Samuel Harvey Graynamore who marketed orange soda to the Waponi under the brand name Jump in exchange for their crafts, particularly soul-doll or tobi. His enterprises grew to marketing other junk foods and then to the medical supplies to counter the effects of them and eventually to the most profitable cutting-edge technologies. . Eventually Graynamore's corporation discovered that Waponi Woo had the world's largest deposit of natural technetium (bubureau), which could be used in the manufacture of superconductors. Before the mining rights could be obtained however the technetium became unstable causing the final eruption of Mt. Woo and the sinking of Waponi Woo in 1990. The escape of the Waponi to Flint Island (aka Little Island with No Volcano) -- all except Cheif Tobi -- is credited by the Waponi to the prayers of Yosef. Two Americans also survived, Joseph and Patricia Graynamore Banks . The Waponi were soon all absorbed into greater Polynesia and the unique Waponi culture passed into history. After the loss of the technetium market Graynamore turned his wealth to such projects as backing the docudrama, "Joe vs. the Volcano", and the Waponi Historical Society.