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Isla de Pelegostos or Cannibal Island is a location from the film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006).

Description[]

Isla de Pelegostos is a tropical rainforest Caribbean Island which holds/held the cannibalistic Pelegestos tribe. Due to the murderous people of the island, Isla de Pelegestos was not located on normal shipping routes and rarely found on maps. It held many mountains with one having held the alpine colony of the Pelegestos peoples.

History[]

Film[]

Isla de Pelegestos held the dangerous and cannibalistic Pelegestos tribe. Despite its isolation, it was known to trade with outsiders such as shrimpers, merchants and the East India Trading Company. The EITC in particular would trade spices, silverware and china with the tribespeople in return for a supply of, "Long Pork", a euphemism for meat made of human flesh.

At some point prior to 1723, the Pelegestos peoples are believed to have come across the pirate Jack Sparrow who they made their chief and became convinced was a god in human form. Jack would escape the island but later return in 1729 when he was being tracked by Davy Jones and the Kraken, only for he and his crew to be captured by the Pelegestos. The tribe intended on roasting Sparrow alive to free his spirit from his mortal coil only for Jack to escape with the assistance of his ally William Turner.

The Pelegestos would go on to make a prison dog left behind their next god-chieftain only for it to escape by unknown means and come into the ownership of Jack Sparrow's father Edward Teague on the pirate-haven of Shipwreck Cove.

Appearances and allusions[]

Sam and Jack on what appears to be Pelegesto

Tom Sawyer Island[]

Bone cages resembling those made by the Pelegestos appear in the Pirate's Lair on Tom Sawyer Island attraction of Disneyland.

Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar[]

A photograph (photoshopped from a still of Dead Man's Chest) shows Jack Sparrow in his chieftain makeup on the island alongside Trader Sam, a character from the Jungle Cruise whom he is friends with. It is unknown when this event transpired.

Trivia[]

  • Pelegestos comes from the Portuguese words  pele or "skin" and gosto or "taste".
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