Son of HINA and TA-AROA. If you see him pick up his spear, you know there is trouble ahead for someone. Hopefully not you.
He has three daughters who annoy and incite him, as they too revel in trouble-making.
You can tell by their names what they are like: TOI-MATA ‘Axe Eye’, AI-TUPUAI ‘Head Eater’ and MAHU-FATU-RAU ‘Escape from a Hundred Stones’. His son HOA-TAPU ‘Faithful Friend’ seems to have a more favorable disposition.
In the Cook Islands ORO had a different personality as a son of TANGAROA and ancestor of the Rarotongan People
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. "ORO: God of War from Oceanic mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 27 Jan. 2014. Web. 20 August 2014.