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TANGAROA

A picture showing the legend of TANGAROA 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!

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?

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Article last updated on 07 December 2004
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT TANGAROA : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : TANGAROA
Area or people : Maori
Location : the Pacific Islands
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 173

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