In the various countries of Tuskuru the Onvitaikayan are personified into a single deity who is credited with the creation of all people and then later replaced by Witsuarunemitea, but the nature of this myth is divided into two religious traditions. According to the teachings of the Onkamiyamukai priests, which is the most popular tradition in Tuskuru, Onvitaikayan was a cruel deity justly deposed by "the savior," Witsuarunemitea. The other tradition, which is practiced only by the Shakukopolu, reveres Onvitaikayan as their Great Father who protects his chosen people, and consequently they see Witsuarunemitea as a usurper and "god of misfortune."
In the religious tradition of Yamato the Onvitaikayan are an ancient and mythical race of beings revered as the creators of the people. They ruled the whole world in an advanced civilization, and shortly after creating the people they vanished mysteriously. There is no mention of Witsuarunemitea in the Yamato tradition.