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List of Gods   : "Tahiti"

NameOriginDescription
Goddess name "Hina" Polynesian / Tahiti moon goddess. In local traditions the daughter of the god TANGAROA and creatrix of the moon, which she governs. She lives in one of its dark spots representing groves of trees which she brought from earth in a canoe and planted. She is also represented as the consort of Tangaroa. Hina probably evolved in Tahiti from the Polynesian underworld goddess HINE-NUITE-PO. Also SINA (Samoa); Ina (Hervey Islands)....
God name "Hoa Tapu" Tahiti God of war Tahiti
Goddess name "Ihi" Tahiti Goddess of learning, of wisdom. Tahiti
Ghost name "Ihoiho" Tahiti The ghosts of the dead, which were supposed often to visit the living, especially relatives, and to inflict illness or death. Tahiti
Goddess name "Marama" Polynesian / Maori moon goddess. She equates with the Tahitian goddess HINA, daughter of TANGAROA. Tradition has it that her body wastes away with each lunar cycle but is restored when she bathes in the sea from which all life springs....
God name "Oro" Tahiti A god of both war and peace in Polynesia. During peacetime he was called Oro-i-Te-Tea-Moe ("Oro with the spear down"). He is a son of Tangaroa and Hina-Tu-A-Uta, and father of Hoa-Tapu, Toi-Mata, Ai-Tupuai and Mahu-Fatu-Rau. Tahiti
God name "Oro" Polynesian / Tahiti God of war. One of the sons of TANGAROA....
God name "Oro Polynesia/" Tahiti A god of war
Goddess name "Pele" Polynesian / Hawaii Volcano goddess. According to tradition she arrived in Hawaii in a canoe, having sailed from Tahiti. She may derive locally from the more familiar Polynesian moon goddess, HINA, since one of her alternative names is Hina-Ai-Malama (Hina who devours the moon)....
Goddess name "Re'are'a" Tahiti Goddess of happiness, joy Tahiti
God name "Rua" Tahiti God of craftsmen and big holes in the ground. Tahiti
God name "Ta'aroa" Tahitian The god who broke out of the darkness within the cosmic egg. Tahitian
God name "Taata" Tahiti Creator god who made mankind and all of nature. Maohi, Tahiti
Deities name "Tangaroa" Polynesian / including Maori Sea and creator god. The deity responsible for the oceans (moana) and the fish (ika) within them. In Hawaiian belief he was the primordial being who took the form of a bird and laid an egg on the surface of the primeval waters which, when it broke, formed the earth and sky. He then engendered the god of light, ATEA (cf. TANE). According to Tahitian legend, he fashioned the world inside a gigantic mussel shell. In a separate tradition Tangaroa went fishing and hauled the Tongan group of islands from the depths of the ocean on a hook and line. He is the progenitor of mankind (as distinct from TUMATAUENGA who has authority over mankind). His son Pili married SINA, the tropic bird and they produced five children from whom the rest of the Polynesian race was born. In Maori culture Tangaroa, like all deities, is represented only by inconspicuous, slightly worked stones or pieces of wood and not by the large totems which are depictions of ancestors....