Polynesian Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Polynesia

MAKEMAKE

Rapa Nui Supreme God

Also known as MAKE-MAKE

Picture of the Polynesian Supreme God Makemake from our Polynesian mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Top God of the Rapanui people of Easter Island

The all-powerful creator and benefactor, he was the only God they cared about, apart from a little Aku-aku ancestor worship. The Moai statues littering the island may once have been dedicated to him, but nothing is certain as it all went horribly wrong and now no-one remembers a thing.

There was a terrible civil war in which the Moai were cast down, and a new cult sprang up which introduced Tangata-manu, the Bird-Man. Makemake must have been pretty cross, as the fortunes of the Rapanui subsequently went from bad to worse.

Makemake Facts and Figures

Name: Makemake
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: MAKE-MAKE

Gender: Male
Type: God
Area or people: Rapa Nui people of Easter Island, Polynesia
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Everything
Area of expertise: Supreme, Everything

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 107

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Article last updated on April 29, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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