Polynesian Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Polynesia

TAGALOA

Samoan Creator God

Also known as Tangaloa, Tagaloa-lagi, Lo'o

Picture of the Polynesian Creator God Tagaloa from our Polynesian mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

A Creator God who made humans from grubs

We get in a bit of a tangle with Oceanic Gods, particularly when it comes to sorting out the Tagaros from the Tangaroas. But Tagaloa is definitely the one with the grubs.

After making himself a wife out of stone, he planted a special vine. The grubs that rooted around in the roots were re-routed to Earth to become mankind. So there you are.

Tagaloa also sent a messenger bird, Tuli, to Earth to provide shelter.

Tagaloa Facts and Figures

Name: Tagaloa
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Tangaloa, Tagaloa-lagi, Lo'o

Gender: Male
Type: God
Area or people: Samoa
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Creating
Area of expertise: Creation

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index: 219

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

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