The Gods of Polynesia and the South Seas


Picture of the Oceanic Moon God HANA from our Oceanic mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Oceanic Moon God

God of the Moon

HANA and NI were siblings. HANA had thingies of an adult nature but his sister NI didn’t. To keep herself amused she was fond of pole-dancing around a tree. One day naughty brother HANA hid a sharp stone in the tree bark which caused a minor wound in an naughty place.

This unexpectedly led to sexual misbehavior. The resulting offspring were left to their own devices as HANA was taken into care by the authorities to become the Moon and NI had to set off to rise again as the Sun.


Name : HANA
Area or people : Papua
Location : the Pacific Islands
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : the Moon
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 2708
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Article last updated on 27 January 2014 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Hana: Oceanic God of the Moon (Oceanic mythology) ." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 27 Jan. 2014. Web. 30 September 2014.

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