- Prince Philip is dead but the people of a tribe in Vanuata island believe that the Duke of Edinburgh will return to their island
- The Yaohnanen tribe worships the Duke of Edinburgh as a god and believes the Queen's late husband will bring peace and harmony to the world
- According to the tribe, the yam they plant yearly keeps Prince Philip's spirit alive
The people of the Yaohnanen tribe in Vanuata island who worship Prince Philip as a god have said they believe his spirit will return home to their island.
According to the people, the late Duke of Edinburgh's spirit will bring peace and harmony to the world, Daily Mail reports.
One of the tribesmen said all happiness comes from him, while another one said he loves him so much and prays that his life connects to Prince Philip's.
One other person said:
"He's the spirit and he's the son of our god. Everyone believes in him and his name is Prince Philip."
The people of the tribe have been holding on to a prophecy that says when Prince Philip's work is over in England, he will come back home to them.
Another member of the tribe said they plant new yams yearly that keep Prince Philip's spirit alive.
"Every year we plant new yams which grow new shoots that keep Prince Philip's spirit alive.
"This yam propagates the next one, which then produces new yams. Meaning that he can never really die because the yam spirit is eternal."
Legit.ng previously reported that as the UK and the world bid farewell to Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh, Queen Elizabeth II said goodbye to her husband and the love of her life.
The Queen and Prince Philip were married for 73 years before his death on April 9, aged 99 years.
She left a handwritten note on her husband's casket. It read in part, "I love you", which was fitting as the two, who met when the queen was only 13 years old, used to communicate in letters back in the day.