Polynesian Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Polynesia

TANGIIA

Rarotongan and Mangaian Hemp God

Also known as Tangi'ia

Fiber God

The fourth son of Papa and VATEA. When images of him are only made of coconut fiber and bark you just know he has not made it to the top.

But he has plenty of voyages and adventures under his belt. So it might be moral fiber.

Meanwhile, according to the Mangaians next door, Tangiia is the star of a famous saga of brotherly rivalry and revenge involving a lengthy pursuit of his sibling TUTAPU. Remind us to tell you about it some time.

Tangiia Facts and Figures

Name: Tangiia
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Tangi'ia

Gender: Male
Type: God
Area or people: Rarotongan and Mangaian people of the Cook Islands
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Hemp and Flax
Area of expertise: Hemp, Flax

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 70

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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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