Maori Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of New Zealand

PAPA

Maori Mother Goddess

Also known as PAPA-TU-ANUKU, PAPATUANUKU

Earth Mother Goddess

It’s so confusing because Papa is a Mama. She gave birth to the other Gods with her passionate lover Rangi.

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Papa Facts and Figures

Name: Papa
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: PAPA-TU-ANUKU, PAPATUANUKU

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Area or people: Maori people of Polynesia
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Motherhood
Area of expertise: Mother

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 170

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Article last revised on April 30, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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