Polynesian Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Polynesia

TUMUITEARETOKA

Mangaian Shark God

Also known as Tumu-i-te-Are Toka

Frustrated sharknado deity

He attempted to catch and devour Ngaru, but Ngaru had just invented the surfboard and thus made a quick getaway. Which must have been a little embarrassing for Tumuitearetoka.

This could be the mythological beginnings of the phrase ‘Jump The Shark’.

Tumuitearetoka Facts and Figures

Name: Tumuitearetoka
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Tumu-i-te-Are Toka

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

In charge of: Sharks
Area of expertise: Sharks

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index: 95

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

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