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MAKE-MAKE

Picture of the Oceanic Supreme God MAKE-MAKE from our Oceanic mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Oceanic Supreme God

Also known as MAKEMAKE

Top God of the Rapanui people of Easter Island

The all-powerful creator and benefactor, he was the only God they cared about, apart from a little AKU-AKU ancestor worship. The MOAI statues littering the island may once have been dedicated to him, but nothing is certain as it all went horribly wrong and now no-one remembers a thing.

There was a terrible civil war in which the MOAI were cast down, and a new cult sprang up which introduced TANGATA-MANU, the Bird-Man. MAKE-MAKE must have been pretty cross, as the fortunes of the Rapanui subsequently went from bad to worse.

MAKE-MAKE FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : MAKE-MAKE
Area or people : Rapanui people of Easter Island
Location : the Pacific Islands
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Everything
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : MAKEMAKE
Popularity index : 3074

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Article last updated on 27 January 2014 by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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