Polynesian Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Polynesia

NGARU

Mangaian Hero God

Inventor of the surfboard

Grandson of Moko, he challenged Tumuitearetoka, the King of Sharks, to catch him on his new board of wave-riding. The frustrated fish couldn’t even get close.

Being very black and hairless Ngaru used lime as a skin lotion, and Tangaroa made him some nice wavy locks of hair. A real surfer dude.

Ngaru Facts and Figures

Name: Ngaru
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Male
Type: God
Area or people: Mangaian people, Cook Islands, Polynesia
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Heroics
Area of expertise: Hero

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index: 113

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

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