OCEANIC MYTHOLOGY

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ORO

Oceanic War God

Battle God with three battleaxe daughters

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

ORO FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : ORO
Area or people : Tahiti
Location : the Pacific Islands
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : War
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 2746

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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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