There are many legends but all agree he lived in a pond or a stream or the sea or somewhere wet, and came out to make love to a beautiful Goddess he saw bathing.
This may have been HINA or an Ina or a Tina or even a wife of MAUI. Then he asked to have his head cut off — or it may have been done without his consent.
However that may be, his head became the first coconut. Then he swam off to become the father of all eels. He always was one to let his heart rule his head.
Article last updated on 29 January 2014
by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.
Cite this article:
Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "TUNAROA: God of Fish from Oceanic mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 29 Jan. 2014. Web. 19 August 2014.