Ratu Udre Udre was Fiji’s most notorious (and reputedly the world’s most prolific) cannibal and tribal chief who reined terror throughout the region over 200 years ago.
He was the last known cannibal in Fiji. His body is buried here and each one of the 872 stones surrounding his neatly kept tomb is said to represent one of his human dinners!
During the 19th century, Udre Udre reportedly ate between 872 and 999 people.
He kept a stone for each body he ate; the stones were placed alongside his tomb in Rakiraki, in northern Viti Levu.
According to Udre Udre’s son, the chiefs of Rakiraki would go to the battlefield along with Udre Udre and they would each give him every body part of their victims, especially the head, preserving what he couldn’t eat in one sitting for consumption later.