A serpentine female spirit revered in the Solomon Islands, she made men, pigs, other animals, and trees, but she also introduced death into the world. When the first woman left the first baby with the snake woman, and went off to work in her garden, the infant screamed ceaselessly. Annoyed at the racket, Kahausibware coiled herself around the child and strangled it. The mother returned when the snake's body was still partly wound around the baby, and seizing an axe proceeded to chop at the snake. Though the damage was easily reparable by Kahausibware, she disliked the treatment, and retired to a distant island. As she swam away, she flung the taunt back at the islanders: "Who will help you now?"