OCEANIC MYTHOLOGY

The Gods of Polynesia and the South Seas

 


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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 : 6629

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Article last updated on 15 January 2014 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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