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TANGALOA

A picture showing the legend of TANGALOA taken from our Oceanic mythology archives. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the story below or search the index for more Oceanic Gods, Oceanic Goddesses, heroes, demons and monsters!

A Creator God who made humans from grubs.

We get in a bit of a tangle with Oceanic Gods, particularly when it comes to sorting out the TAGAROs from the TANGAROAs. But TANGALOA is definitely the one with the grubs.

After making himself a wife out of stone, he planted a special vine. The grubs that rooted around in the roots were re-routed to Earth to become mankind. So there you are.

TANGALOA also sent a messenger bird, TULI, to Earth to provide shelter.

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Article last updated on 04 June 2005
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT TANGALOA : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : TANGALOA
Location : the Pacific Islands
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 528

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