OCEANIC MYTHOLOGY

The Gods of Polynesia and the South Seas

TANE

Oceanic Light God

God of Light

He lets light into the world every day by lifting up a corner of the dark sky.

He’s also responsible for forests and trees, and invented the tasty Tui bird.

TANE seems to work overtime under the name TANE-MAHUTA. He’s also associated in some obscure way with the Hawaiian KANE, and son of Polynesian Creator God RANGI.

TANE FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : TANE
Area or people : Polynesia
Location : the Pacific Islands
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Light
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 5793
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Article last updated on 15 January 2014 by Rowan Allen.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Tane: Oceanic God of Light (Oceanic mythology) ." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 15 Jan. 2014. Web. 2 October 2014.

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