The commonly held belief among most tribes in the Andaman Islands is that the sun is the wife of the moon and the stars are their children. However the stories vary from tribe to tribe and region to region.
In the North Andaman the moon is Maia Dula or Maia Cirikli and the sun is Mimi Diu. Their children the stars are divided into groups of large and small constellations, the larger ones are referred to by a term (Catlo) that is also the name of a species of finely marked beetle. The small group is named after the common fire-fly (katafi). The moon is identified as female in some tribes as Dula and her husband is named Maia Tok. The sun is a separate entity in these myths, a male figure called Diu or Torodiu.