Pacific Islands - In the lore of the Moluccas, one of the first men. Brother of Maapiti. His brother had been rewarded by the goddess, Kuwe, for picking lice from her body by turning the ripe fruit he picked into a beautiful maiden. Masora, less enthusiastic at removing the lice, picked a fruit which was not quite ripe and his reward was a somewhat ugly girl with a squint. Jealous of his brother, Maapiti killed Masora but he was restored to life by Kuwe. Sometimes referred to as Masora.

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