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NGARARA

Goddess with a long tail and a few scaly bits

Her disposition was a little on the sneaky side and took a fancy to young Ruru who landed on her island estate in search of fire and water. She wound her tail around his neck and invited him to a meal. He knew it would not be a good idea to eat anything if he wished to avoid growing scales.

He managed to escape and contact his brothers waiting anxiously offshore. They made a hasty statue to resemble Ruru and put it inside a rapidly assembled reed hut. NGARARA, hot on the trail, was fooled by the effigy and wound her tail round its neck, whispering sweet everythings into its ears in the gloom.

The gloom was rapidly dispelled as the brothers set fire the to hut. Whoosh! NGARARA managed to escape by leaving her tail behind, and was purified by the flames which made her as nice as pie afterwards.

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Article last updated on 15 February 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT NGARARA : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : NGARARA
Area or people : Maori
Location : the Pacific Islands
Gender : Female
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 114

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