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TUNAROA

God of Eels — and Coconuts.

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.

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Article last updated on 10 February 2010
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT TUNAROA : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : TUNAROA
Area or people : Polynesia
Location : the Pacific Islands
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 149

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