Polynesian Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Polynesia

FAUMEA

Tuamotu Fertility Goddess

Mother Goddess of Fertility

Apparently she lived on an island — or possibly was the island — and secreted eels about her person in a way which only a lover or a dedicated customs officer could have detected.

These eels were deadly, but Tangaroa, not willing to risk his anatomy, managed to lure them out. A marriage proposal followed shortly thereafter.

Faumea Facts and Figures

Name: Faumea
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

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

In charge of: Fertility
Area of expertise: Fertility

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 94

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Article last revised on April 29, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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