Polynesian Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Polynesia

TURI-A-FAUMEA

Tuamotu Unknown Goddess

Also known as Faumea

Uncertain Octopus-snatching victim

She is the goddess daughter of Tagaloa (Tuamotu edition) and Faumea. The father and daughter combined forces to save Tangaroa’s daughter-in-law from the many clutches of a demon octopus called Rogo-Tumu-Here.

The creature in question is now a no-go and neither here nor there as they hauled him to the surface and chopped off his tentacles. Or she might have been a he and it was his wife who was abducted. The answer is somewhere at the bottom of the sea.

Turi-a-faumea Facts and Figures

Name: Turi-a-faumea
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Faumea

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Area or people: Polynesia
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Unknown
Area of expertise: Unknown

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index: 79

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

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