OCEANIC MYTHOLOGY

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TANGAROA

Picture of the Oceanic Sea God TANGAROA from our Oceanic mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Oceanic Sea God

God of the Sea. He also seems to be the God of Fishermen

Married to Fertility Goddess FAUMEA, TANGAROA is often depicted with only three fingers on each hand. Does this ensure good bites, or has he succumbed to Walt Disneyfication?

Maybe we’ve got our lines tangled as other accounts make him responsible for everything colored red. But he may also be TA-ARDA, TAGARO or TANGALOA, or not, and one of these may be responsible for redness. Surely the DEMAS and DARVI brought redness to the land?

TANGAROA FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : TANGAROA
Area or people : Maori
Location : the Pacific Islands
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : the Ocean
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 3457

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Article last updated on 23 January 2014 by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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