Pacific Islands Lore, Gods, Demigods, Heroes, Symbols, and Other Famous Mythological Characters

A'a

A Polynesian god. In some lore, occasionally known as A'a.

Abaia

A magic fish. Abaia became angry when a woman fished in the lake where he lived and caused a deluge. Occasionally called Abaia.

Abang Salamat

A retainer of Anggun Nan Tungga. Known as Abang Salamat.

Abe Antak

An Indonesian creator-god. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Abe Antak.

Abog

A god of the hunt in the Philippines. Occasionally referred to as Abog.

Abokas

The home of the dead in the New Hebrides. Also commonly referred to as Abokas, Banoi or Banoi.

adab

One of the Five Virtues - civilisation. In some accounts, known as adab.

Adam

A deity in the Philippines. Son of Kadaklan and Agemem. Brother of Balujen. Sometimes known as Adam.

Adarno

In the Philippines, a magical bird that could cure illness. Also identified as Adarno.

Adaro

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Adi-Mailagu

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Aditingga

An Indonesian volcano-god. In some lore, occasionally identified as Aditingga.

Afa

A Samoan storm-god. Also called Afa.

Agemem

Wife of Kadaklan. Mother of Adam and Baluyen. Occasionally identified as Agemem.

Agunua

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Ahifatumoana

A Tahitian sea-demon. On occassion, referred to as Ahifatumoana.

Ahoeitu

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Ai Kanaka

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Ai Tupuai

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Aitu

A group of Polynesian demigods. In some lore, occasionally known as Aitu, Maui, Maui, Mawi, Mowee, Koriro, Maui-Potiki, Maui-Tikitiki or Tama Rangi.

akalo

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Akatauire

A co-king of Mangaia Island. Brother of Rangi. Husband of Ruange. In some references, referred to as Akatauire.

Ake

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akua

The gods of Hawaii, as opposed to the demi-gods, knpua. Also identified as akua, Ke Akua, Ke Akua, Akua or Akua.

Akua

A creator-god of Hawaii. In some accounts, known as Akua, Ke Akua, Ke Akua or Akua.

alan

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Alberto

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alekoki

Women's dance in Hawaii, in honour of the gods. Also identified as alekoki.

Alo'alo

A weather-god in Tonga. Also commonly referred to as Alo'alo, 'fanner' or 'fanner'.

Aloya

A girl loved by the giant Arogo. Identified as Aloya.

Aluelap

The omniscient son of a sky-god. Grandson of Ligoupup. Also called Aluelap.

Aluluei

A god of navigation. When his brothers killed him, his father brought him back to life The stars are regarded as his many thousand eyes. Referred to as Aluluei.

Alutanga Nuku

A chieftain for whom the hero Atonga. Built a magical canoe. In some accounts, called Alutanga Nuku.

Amaite-Rangi

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Amori

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Aneka-Warna

A garden of the gods. Occasionally referred to as Aneka-Warna.

Angarua

Wife of Mokoiro in the lore of the Mangaia Islanders. Also known as Angarua.

ani

Ancestors of the Caroline Islanders. In some accounts, called ani, Ala, Ala, Ale, Ani, Ale, Ana or Ani.

Aniani-te-ani

A tree that was felled to make a canoe in the story of Apakura. Called Aniani-te-ani.

anito

Gods and spirits of the Philippines. It is believed that anito are the souls of the dead and hence worthy of worship and sacrifice. Also identified as anito.

Anjinmar

The 'little people of the Marshall Islands. Occasionally referred to as Anjinmar, Nonieb, Nonieb, Hawaiian Menehune, Hawaiian Menehune, Masi, Melanesian Masi, Melanesian Masi, Ponape Tsokelai or Ponape Tsokelai.

anta kusuma

A magic jewel owned by the ricegoddess. Dewi Sri. Sometimes called anta kusuma.

Antaboga

A primaeval cosmic serpent. He meditated to produce Bedawang, the turtle which supports the earth. Sometimes called Antaboga.

Anti

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Anuanua

The rainbow that was made from the canoe of Oro. Also referred to as Anuanua.

Anulap

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Anut

A creator-god of Bilibili. Also called Anut.

Ao

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Ao-Kahiwahiwa

A child of Tawhiri. Called Ao-Kahiwahiwa.

Ao-Kanapanapa

A child of Tawhiri. Occasionally referred to as Ao-Kanapanapa.

Ao-Marama

A Polynesian god of light. Offspring of Te-Ao. Parent of Ao-tu-roa. Also known as Ao-Marama, New Zealand Te-Ao-Marama or New Zealand Te-Ao-Marama.

Ao-Nui

A child of Tawhiri. Sometimes referred to as Ao-Nui.

Ao-Pakakina

A child of Tawhiri. On occassion, referred to as Ao-Pakakina.

Ao-Pakarea

A child of Tawhiri. Occasionally called Ao-Pakarea.

Ao-Potango

A child of Tawhiri. Also known as Ao-Potango.

Ao-Pouri

A child of Tawhiri. In some references, referred to as Ao-Pouri.

Ao-Roa

A child of Tawhiri. In some lore, occasionally identified as Ao-Roa.

Ao-Takawe

A child of Tawhiri. Sometimes referred to as Ao-Takawe.

Ao-Toto

A culture hero or god. At times, identified as Ao-Toto, Ao, Ao, Ao Toto or 'light'.

Ao-tu-roa

A Polynesian deity of light. Offspring of Ao-Marama. Parent of Kore-te-whiwhia. Also referred to as Ao-tu-roa.

Ao-Whekere

A child of Tawhiri: the realm of darkness. Also known as Ao-Whekere.

Ao-Whetuma

A child of Tawhiri. Occasionally called Ao-Whetuma.

Aokeu

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Apa-hau

A Polynesian storm demon. On occassion, known as Apa-hau.

Apakura

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Apo-Katawan

A god of a Negrito tribe in the Philippines. At times, known as Apo-Katawan.

Aponibolinayen

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Aponitolau

The sun. Husband of Aponibolinayen. Father of Kanag. Referred to as Aponitolau, Ini-Init or Ini-Init.

Apu-Hau

A Hawaiian storm-god. Son of Tawhiri. In some accounts, called Apu-Hau.

Apu-Ko-Hai

A fish-god of the Mangaia Islanders. In some references, referred to as Apu-Ko-Hai.

Ara Tiotio

A Polynesian god of whirlwinds. Sometimes known as Ara Tiotio, Ara Tiatia, Ara Tiatia, Aratiatia, Aratiatia, Irihia, Tahekeroa, Tahekaroa, Australian Awhiowhio or Australian Awhiowhio.

Arahuta

Daughter of Tawhaki by Tangotango. Also commonly identified as Arahuta.

Arematapopoto

A Tahitian sea demon. In some lore, occasionally called Arematapopoto, Aremata-Popoa or Aremata-Popoa.

Aremataroroa

A Tahitian sea demon. Occasionally identified as Aremataroroa, Aremata-Rorua or Aremata-Rorua.

Areoi

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Areop-Enap

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Areop-It-Eonin

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Ariki Kafika Tuisifo

Father of Faivaronga. Occasionally known as Ariki Kafika Tuisifo.

ariki-rahi

A Polynesian king regarded as a deity. In some accounts, identified as ariki-rahi.

Arimbi

A giantess. Mother of Gatutkaca by Bima. Occasionally called Arimbi.

Arogo

A giant. When Aloya, the girl he loved, died, he wept and his tears became the 1,776 conical hills on the island of Bohol. At times, identified as Arogo.

Aroture

A moon-goddess of the Cook Islands. Daughter of Tinrau and Ina. Sister of Koro. Occasionally identified as Aroture.

Aru Aru

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arugo

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Asuang

In the Philippines, a demon said to attack pregnant women at the moment of delivery, swallowing the new-born child. Sometimes referred to as Asuang.

Atanua

A goddess of the dawn in the Marquesas. Wife of Atea. She and her husband created many other deities. Also referred to as Atanua, Tahitian Fa'ahotu or Tahitian Fa'ahotu.

Atarapa

A Polynesian goddess of the dawn. The first being to be created. Daughter of Haronga. At times, known as Atarapa.

Atea

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Atonga

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Atu

In the lore of Samoa, Atu was the first man. Other stories say that the first man was Tele or Tutu. In some accounts, identified as Atu, Tele, Tele, Tutu, Tutu or Tutu.

Atua

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Atua Fafine

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Atua I Kafika

Supreme god of Tikopia. In some references, known as Atua I Kafika.

Atua I Raropuka

A creator being. With Atua Fafine he dragged the island of Tikopia from the bottom of the ocean. Known as Atua I Raropuka.

Auahi-Turoa

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Aula

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aunga

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Auraka

A Polynesian god of death. On occassion, called Auraka.

Auriaria

A giant chieftain of the Gilbert Islands. Husband of the goddess Nei Tituabine. Sometimes identified as Auriaria.

Autahi

The star Canopus as god of the heavens. Sometimes called Autahi, Atutuahi or Atutuahi.

Ave-aitu

The Tahitian sorcerer-god. The leader of the forces of the wargod, he was depicted as a meteor, the 'tailed god'. Occasionally referred to as Ave-aitu.

Bagaspati

A woodland-god of Bali. Also commonly identified as Bagaspati, Hindu Brhaspati or Hindu Brhaspati.

Bairawi

A goddess of death in Bali and Java. An aspect of Dewi. Wife of Siwa. Occasionally referred to as Bairawi, Ambu Dewi, Ambu Dewi, Ambika, Divine Mother, Lara Jonggrang, Sunan Ambu, Ambika, Hindu Durga, Kali, Batari or Batari.

Baiyuhibi

An Indonesian deity of clouds and fog. He caused rain to fall for thirty days and used the water to form mountains and valleys. In some accounts, referred to as Baiyuhibi.

Bake

An Indonesian ogress. Occasionally known as Bake, Inangi-I-Bake, Inangi-I-Bake, Inangi-l-Bake or Inangi-l-Bake.

Bakoa

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Baladewa

A name for Balarama in the Pacific. Brother of Kresna and Subadra. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Baladewa.

Bale Fe'e

An undersea palace, home of Fe'e, the Samoan war-god. Sometimes called Bale Fe'e.

balepa

In the lore of New Britain, the body of someone newly dead flying in the air on a mat. Also called balepa.

Balitok

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Baliu

A god who controls the human. Life span. Sometimes identified as Baliu.

Balujen

A deity in the Philippines. Son of Kadaklan and Agemem. Brother of Adam. Also referred to as Balujen.

Banoi

The land of dead in the New Hebrides. Occasionally referred to as Banoi, Abokas or Abokas.

bao

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bariaua

In Melanesia, harmless spirits living in tree trunks. In some accounts, known as bariaua.

Barong

A lion king, a good spirit opposed. By Rangda. In some accounts, known as Barong.

Basudewa

The name for Vasudeva in the Pacific. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Basudewa.

Basuki

In the lore of Bali, a serpent of the underworld: the serpent on which Wisnu rests. Occasionally called Basuki, Sesa, Sesa, Ananta, Sesha, Sesha, Seshanaga, Seshanaga, Ses(h)a(naga), Ses(h)a(naga), Hindu Vasuki or Hindu Vasuki.

Batara Kala

A creator-god and god of the underworld, in the lore of Bali. He was said to rule jointly with the goddess Setesuyara. Occasionally referred to as Batara Kala.

Batari

A name applied to Bairawi, Durga and Kali. Sometimes known as Batari, Bairawi, Bairawi, Ambu Dewi, Hindu Durga or Kali.

bayang

The soul regarded as the breath of life. In some lore, occasionally identified as bayang.

Bedawang

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Bego Tanutanu

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begu

A ghost: a messenger of the gods. In some accounts, identified as begu.

Berbalang

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Beygawa

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Bharada

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Bherava

An aspect of Buddha or Siwa. Called Bherava, Maha Bherava, Maha Bherava, Hindu Bhairava or Hindu Bhairava.

Black River

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Black Stone

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bomala

A taboo. Sometimes referred to as bomala.

bonito maiden

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boroka

In the lore of the Philippines, a four-legged, winged witch who eats children. Sometimes known as boroka.

Boru Deak Parudjar

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Bu

In Melanesian lore, the female demon Metakorab. Sometimes called Bu.

Bua-Taranga

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buata

A monster of the New Hebrides. This beast, which has the power of speech, is said to resemble a boar and to eat human beings. Also identified as buata.

bubwayaita

A plant which erases all memories. This herb is given to the dead in paradise so that they forget their lives on earth. Also called bubwayaita.

Bue

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Bugan

Sister and wife of Wigan. In the lore of the Philippines, she and her brother were the sole survivors of the flood. Known as Bugan.

bujangga

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Bulotu

Paradise, the home of the dead, in the lore of Tonga. Sometimes identified as Bulotu.

Bulu

The Fijian land of the dead. Also commonly referred to as Bulu.

Bumugi

One of the 8 Spitters. Sometimes referred to as Bumugi, Spitter, Spitter, Dumudin, Dumok, Itcher, Soft-Rot or Tudong.

bungisngis

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Burotu

The Fijian paradise. Sometimes identified as Burotu.

buta

An evil demon in Indonesian lore. A version of a buta which has hooked teeth is called a buta cakil. At times, identified as buta, buta cakil or buta cakil.

Bwebweso

The Melanesian afterworld. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Bwebweso, underworld, underworld, afterworld, Land of the Dead, Mictlan, Nai Thombo Thombo, Patala, Otherworld, paradise, Taoist or also Patala.

cafre

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canoe gods

Wooden figures of deities such as Taria Niu carried in canoes to bring good luck. Occasionally identified as canoe gods, Taria Nui, Taria Nui or Taringa Nui.

Chandra-Kirana

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Chichak

The lizard, said by some to be the spirit of ancestors. In some lore, occasionally called Chichak.

child spirits

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Chonguita

A monkey girl. Wife of Pedro. When she married the Filipino prince, Pedro, she changed into a beautiful woman. On occassion, referred to as Chonguita.

Cibaciba

An entrance to the land of the dead in the lore of Fiji. At times, referred to as Cibaciba, Drakulu or Drakulu.

cobra

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cricket

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Curve of the Whale Tooth

A famous warrior of Flight of the Chiefs. Referred to as Curve of the Whale Tooth.

Dabage

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Dakuwanga

A Fijian shark god. On occassion, called Dakuwanga.

Damura

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Dapie

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Darago

Wife of Mandarangan. Occasionally identified as Darago.

Darma

The Indonesian version of Dharma. He is reincarnated as Yudistira in the Mahabarata stories. Also known as Darma, Yudistira or Yudistira.

dat

A shaman in the Philippines. Also referred to as dat.

De-Ai

In the lore of the Gilbert Islands, one of the first pair of humans. Twin of De-Babou. Sometimes known as De-Ai.

De-Babou

In the lore of the Gilbert Islands, one of the first pair of humans. Twin of De-Ai. In some lore, occasionally known as De-Babou.

Degei

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deva

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dewi

A general name for a goddess in Indonesia. On occassion, called dewi, Kali, Kali, Black One, The, Kamakhya, Ambi(ka), Ankalamman, Anna-Purna, Bhadrakali, Bhagavati, Bhavani, Bhimadevi, Bhramari, Bhuta-Nayaki Black One, Devi, Dewi, Digambara, Durga, Gana-Nayaki, Gauri, Girija, Ishani, Kali Ma, Kamaks(h)i, Kanyakumari, Kapalini, Karala, Karali, Kotari, Karna-Moti, Katyayani, Kirati, Kumari, Mahadevi, Mahakali, Mahes(h)vari, Mahisha-Mardini, Parvati, Pinga, Pitari, Raktadanti, Rudrani, Sati, Shakti, Simha-Vahini, The Black One, Uma, Vijaya, Javanese Ambu Dewi, Lara Jonggrang, Ratu Lara Kidul, Pacific Batari or Canda.

Dewi

A name for Kali or Uma in Indonesia. In some references, referred to as Dewi, Kali, Kali, Black One, The, Kamakhya, Ambi(ka), Ankalamman, Anna-Purna, Bhadrakali, Bhagavati, Bhavani, Bhimadevi, Bhramari, Bhuta-Nayaki Black One, Devi, Digambara, Durga, Gana-Nayaki, Gauri, Girija, Ishani, Kali Ma, Kamaks(h)i, Kanyakumari, Kapalini, Karala, Karali, Kotari, Karna-Moti, Katyayani, Kirati, Kumari, Mahadevi, Mahakali, Mahes(h)vari, Mahisha-Mardini, Parvati, Pinga, Pitari, Raktadanti, Rudrani, Sati, Shakti, Simha-Vahini, The Black One, Uma, Vijaya, Javanese Ambu Dewi, Lara Jonggrang, Ratu Lara Kidul, Pacific Batari or Canda.

Diarsa

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Digawina

A demoness reputed to steal food. Also commonly known as Digawina.

divata

A general name for a deity in the Philippines. In some references, referred to as divata, Borneo jewata, Borneo jewata, devata, dewata, dewi, leibata, Hindu devata, Hindu devata, dewi, jewata, tevoda, Indonesian dewi, Indonesian dewi, Java dewata, Java dewata, dewi, Sumatra leibata, Sumatra leibata or dewi.

Diwata Magbabaya

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dogai

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Dogaira

A malevolent war god. Occasionally called Dogaira.

Dokanikani

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Drakulu

In the lore of Fiji, an entrance to the land of the dead. Also known as Drakulu, Cibaciba or Cibaciba.

Dresterata

A Javanese version of Dhartarashthra. Son of Abiasa and Amika. Husband of Gandari. Father of the Korawas. On occassion, identified as Dresterata, Hindu Dhritarashtra or Hindu Dhritarashtra.

Dudugera

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Dumok

One of the 8 Spitters. Occasionally called Dumok, Dirt, Dirt, Spitter, Spitter, Bumugi, Dumudin, Itcher, Soft-Rot or Tudong.

Dumudin

One of the 8 Spitters. In some references, known as Dumudin, Spitter, Spitter, Bumugi, Dumok, Itcher, Soft-Rot or Tudong.

Durgandini

A princess. Wife of Palasara. Mother of Abiasa. Sometimes known as Durgandini.

Dwendi

Powerful gods of the Philippines. These deities are said to live in caves. In some references, identified as Dwendi.

Eb Island

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Echo

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Edao

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Eisa

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Eitumatupua

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Eldesh, The

The ruler of Flight of the Chiefs. Occasionally identified as Eldesh, The.

Ele'ele

The first woman, in the lore of Samoa. Wife of Fetu. Occasionally known as Ele'ele, Ila or Ila.

Eleio

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Eneene

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Enua-Kura

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Erlanga

(99-c 1050). A prince revered as an incarnation of Vishnu in Bali. Also identified as Erlanga, Airlanga, Airlanga, Erlangga, Vishnu, Vishnu, Abjaja, Abjayoni, Adhoksaja, Dakshina, Lord Creator, Lord of Sacred Wisdom, Lord of the Universe, Padma, Padma-Nabha, Primaeval Being, Vasu, Visnu, Wishnu, World Maintainer, Achyuta, Acyata, Adimurti, Ananta, Anatas(h)ayana, Annamurti, Bhumiya, Caturmurti, Dakshina, Dhanvantari, Dharma, Dhruva, Girija, hamsa, Hanuman, Hayagriva, Hrsikesa, Ishvara, Jala-Shayin, Janardana, Kala, Kesava, Mahadeva, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mandhatha, Manmatha, Mohini, Mukunda, Narada, Narasinha, Narayana, Padma(-Nabha), 'pervader', Panchayudha, Pandurganga, Piyusaharana, Pradyumna, Pr(i)thu, Rsabha, Salagrama, S(h)amba, Trivikrama, Vasu, Venkata, Viratapurusa, Vis(h)varupa, Vithoba, Vitthali, Vyasa, Yajna, Yajnesh(var)a, Buddhist Akshobhya, Cambodian Hari, Harihara, Prah Noreai-Narayana, Chinese Wu-shun, Japanese Ashuku, Javanese Kresna, Sadana, Sadona, Pacific Islands Poe Mpalaburu, Wisnu, Thai Narayana, Phra Narai or Jagannath.

Evergreen Land

The site of the palace of the sea-god. Also commonly referred to as Evergreen Land, Ryugu, Ryugu, Ryu Kyu, Ryukyu, Japanese Ryugu or Japanese Ryugu.

Fa'ahotu

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Fa'atiu

A Samoan wind-god. At times, identified as Fa'atiu, Hawaiian La'a Maomao, Hawaiian La'a Maomao, Raka Maomao, New Zealand Raka Maomao, New Zealand Raka Maomao or La'a Maomao.

Fafaki-Tahi

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Faitaulanga

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Faivarongo

A god of mariners. Son of Ariki Kafika Tuisifo. Sometimes known as Faivarongo.

Fale-o-le fe'e

A stone temple said to have been. Built by Fe'e, a Samoan god of war. Known as Fale-o-le fe'e.

Fati

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Fatu-tiri

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Faumea

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Fe'e

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Fefana

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Fetu

A Samoan god of the sky at night. Consort of the first woman, Ele'ele. Also identified as Fetu.

Fevanga

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figona

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Fisaga

The god of soft sea breezes. In some accounts, known as Fisaga.

Flaming Teeth

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Flight of the Chiefs

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Floating Sky

In the lore of Bali, a region of heaven. Also commonly identified as Floating Sky.

Fog of the Path

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Frum, John

The revered figure of the devotees of the cargo cult. He is said to be a reincarnation of the early Melanesian god, Karaperamun. Also identified as Frum, John.

Fue

A Samoan god of the sweet potato. Son of Tagaloa. On occassion, known as Fue.

Ganindo

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gecko

Some tribes regard this small reptile as an ancestral spirit. Sometimes known as gecko.

gelatik

The paddy-bird. In Indonesia, some tribes regard the paddy-birds as their ancestors. Also known as gelatik, paddy-bird or paddy-bird.

gemala

A precious stone said to be carried in the head of a cobra. Also commonly referred to as gemala.

Gergasis

A race of enormous Indonesian giants. Occasionally identified as Gergasis.

gimokod

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Gimokodan

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Ginem

A ceremony in the Philippines to thank. The gods for success in battle. Referred to as Ginem.

Gogo

A snake-goddess. Mother of Jari. Her daughter, Jari, married a snakeman who killed and ate Gogo. Occasionally referred to as Gogo.

Gora-Daileng

God of the underworld of the Caroline Islanders. Identified as Gora-Daileng.

guna-guna

In Indonesia, witchcraft and magic. Also known as guna-guna.

Guru ri Seleng

One of the first beings in the lore of Sulawesi. Brother of Sangkuruwira. Father of Nyilitimo. On occassion, known as Guru ri Seleng.

Gwau Meo

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Ha-loa

Second child of Wakea. He was the ancestral founder of the Hawaiian people by his own daughter Ho'ohoku-ka-lani. Sometimes known as Ha-loa.

Haikili

A Hawaiian thunder-god. Also called Haikili.

Hakona Tipu

The south wind. At times, identified as Hakona Tipu, Tua-uo-Loa, Tua-uo-Loa, Tua-uo Loa or Tua-uo Loa.

halulu

A ghost: the soul of a dead person. Also identified as halulu.

Hantu Ayer

St Elmo's fire, regarded as a waterspirit. In some references, called Hantu Ayer, Hantu Air or Hantu Air.

Hantu Kuang

A dangerous ghost, said to have 100 eyes. In some references, known as Hantu Kuang.

Hantu Uri

A placenta-spirit who causes problems. Arising after child-birth. Referred to as Hantu Uri.

Hanui-o-Rangi

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Haronga

God of the dawn. Son of Rangi and Papa. Father of Atarapa. Also commonly referred to as Haronga.

Hasibwari

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Hatea-motua

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Hau Maringi

A god of mists. Son of Ua. In some references, known as Hau Maringi.

Haumea

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Hawaiki

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heiau

A temple built of lava in Hawaii. Also commonly called heiau.

heitiki

An amulet. Sometimes called heitiki.

Hema

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Hi Haela

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Hiiaka

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Hiku

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Hikula'o

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Hina

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Hina-a-rauriki

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Hina-ika

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Hina-keha

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Hina-te-Ngaru-Moana

A name for Hina-keha, in the form of a fish, as 'lady of the ocean'. Sometimes identified as Hina-te-Ngaru-Moana.

Hina-tu-a-uta

Mother of Oro. Sometimes called Hina-tu-a-uta.

Hina-uri

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Hine-ahu-one

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Hine-i-Tapeka

A fire-goddess. At times, known as Hine-i-Tapeka.

Hine-kau-Ataata

Daughter of Tiki and Marikoriko. She was the first child born on earth. Also called Hine-kau-Ataata, Lonely Gentle Woman, Lonely Gentle Woman or Hine-Kau-Ataata.

Hine Piripiri

Mother of Matuko. Wife of Tawhaki. Also known as Hine Piripiri.

Hine Titama

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Hine Titamauri

Daughter of Hine Titama by her own. Father, Tane. Also called Hine Titamauri, Hine-atua-rangi, Hine-atua-rangi or Hine Titama.

Hine-tu-Whenua

A benevolent wind-goddess. In some lore, occasionally known as Hine-tu-Whenua.

Hine-tuanange

In some accounts, a wife of Tane. It was said that she produced reptiles and mountain streams. Also commonly referred to as Hine-tuanange.

Hinemaka

She was captured by Maru when he raided the compound of Whakaputa and married Maru's son. At times, referred to as Hinemaka, a Polynesian maiden or a Polynesian maiden.

Hintubuhet

An androgynous supreme deity in New Ireland. Sometimes called Hintubuhet.

hituhitu

A spirit of the dead appearing to the living. On occassion, called hituhitu.

Hiyoyoa

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Ho'o Ipo

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Ho'ohoku-ka-lani

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Hoa-Tapu

A Tahitian god. Son of Oro. Brother of Ai-Tupuia, Mata-Fatu-Rau and Toi-Mata. At times, identified as Hoa-Tapu.

hoga

Gnomes or dwarfs. At times, known as hoga.

Honoyeta

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hornbill

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Hotu

The canoe of the god Mahi. Occasionally identified as Hotu.

Hotu Hiva

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hotua poro

Samoan monsters. In some references, identified as hotua poro.

Houhou

The home of Timbehes. Also commonly called Houhou, Place of Sleep or Place of Sleep.

Hua'atua

A god. Father of Taurua. In some accounts, known as Hua'atua.

Hui Tarara

The Polynesian version of Gemini. On occassion, called Hui Tarara, Na Ainanu or Na Ainanu.

Hula

Bards of Hawaii: a religious. Dance festival. Sometimes identified as Hula.

I'i

Sister of Sava. She and her brother became ancestors of the people of Savai'i, a Samoan island. On occassion, called I'i.

I-qong

In Melanesian lore, a god of the night. He sold Qat the darkness of night in exchange for some pigs. Sometimes identified as I-qong.

Icho-kalakal

A hero in the lore of the Caroline Islands. He is said to have led his people to their homeland. On occassion, called Icho-kalakal, Icho, Icho, gingko or Icho Kalakal.

idan

Magicians. These people say that they are followers of Anulap and Samoanekoaner. Occasionally referred to as idan.

Idoiho

A creator-god in the Society Islands. Occasionally referred to as Idoiho.

Ihoiho

A creator-god of the Society. Islands. Also identified as Ihoiho.

Ihova

The god of the Papuan cargo-cult. He is depicted as wearing modern Western clothes. On occassion, identified as Ihova.

Ika Roa

The Polynesian Milky Way. Sometimes called Ika Roa.

Ika Tere

A Polynesian fish-god. Some say he created all sea-creatures. In some accounts, identified as Ika Tere.

Ila

In the lore of Samoa, the first woman. In some references, called Ila, Ida, Ida or Ira.

Ilaheva

Wife of the Tongan. Worm-god Eitumatupua. Mother of Ahoietu. In some references, identified as Ilaheva.

Ilai

An Indonesian sun-god. Consort of Indara. Together they made men by making stones and breathing life into them. Also commonly referred to as Ilai.

Ilu

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Ina

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Ina-da Samdulo Hose

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Indera

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Inemes

A goddess. Sister of Anulap. Referred to as Inemes.

Inuvaylau

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Iowahine

In Hawaiian lore, the first woman. She and the first man, Tiki, were made by the god Tane. In some accounts, identified as Iowahine, Lalo-honua or Lalo-honua.

Ira

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Ira Waru

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Irjojrilik

A deity in the Gilbert Islands. He was created by Loa to rule over the west. Sometimes referred to as Irjojrilik.

Isokalakal

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Itcher

One of the 8 Spitters. On occassion, referred to as Itcher, Spitter, Spitter, Bumugi, Dumudin, Dumok, Soft-Rot or Tudong.

Iva

The Polynesian realm of the spirits of the dead. At times, referred to as Iva.

Ivo

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Jari

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Jemaliwat

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jin

A demon. Called jin, Moroccan jnun, Moroccan jnun, jinnee, Moslem jinnee or Moslem jinnee.

Juan

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Jugumishanta

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Ka'ioi

A bard of the Marquesas. He is depicted in the form of a drum. Occasionally known as Ka'ioi.

Kaboniyan

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kabu

A soul which can take on a visible. Form. Sometimes referred to as kabu.

Kadaklan

A supreme deity in the Philippines. Husband of Agemem. Father of Adam and Balujen. In some references, known as Kadaklan.

Kae

A priest. He killed and ate the pet whale of the sea-god, Tinirau, who then killed and ate the priest. Known as Kae.

Kaehehe

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Kagauaha

A benevolent serpent-goddess. Sometimes called Kagauaha.

Kaha'i

A Hawaiian lightning-god. In some references, referred to as Kaha'i.

Kahausibware

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Kahawali

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Kahiki

The home of spirits in the sky: the home of ancestors. Also commonly identified as Kahiki, Hawaiian Hawaiki or Hawaiian Hawaiki.

Kahoali

A sorcerer-god of Hawaii. God of the underworld. Occasionally referred to as Kahoali.

Kahomovailahu

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Kahukura

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kahuna

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Kai-n-tiku-aba

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Kai Tangata

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Kaia

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kaikomako

A tree believed to contain fire. Occasionally identified as kaikomako, Hine Kaikomako, Hine Kaikomako or Kaikomako.

Kaitaluga

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Kaitu

A Beru warrior who, with Uakea, conquered the Gilbert Islands. Also commonly known as Kaitu.

kakaluk

An amulet in the form of a bag of stones. In some accounts, referred to as kakaluk.

Kakamora

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Kakangora

The name for the Kakamora in the Solomon Islands. Occasionally referred to as Kakangora, pwaronga, pwaronga, Kakamora or kakangora.

Kala

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kalaloa

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Kalamainu

A Polynesian lizard-woman. Sister of Kilioa. She and Kilioa act as warders guarding the souls of the departed. Also commonly referred to as Kalamainu.

Kalamakua

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Kalou-Vu

The indigenous gods of Fiji known as root-gods. The chief of these gods is known as Ndengei. Sometimes identified as Kalou-Vu.

kalulu

The spirit of the individual, in the lore of New Britain. Sometimes known as kalulu.

Kamapua'a

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Kamarong

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Kanag

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Kanaloa

Hawaiian squid-god and creator-god. Ruler of the dead. Also commonly referred to as Kanaloa, Maori Tangaroa, Maori Tangaroa, Tagaloa, Tangaroa, Tangaroa, Ta-aroa, Tagaro, Tagaroa, Tongaiti, Upao, Vahu, Hawaiian Kanaloa, Marquesas Islands Tana'oa, Samoan Tagaloa, Tahitian Ta'aroa, Tongan Tangaloa, Ta'aroa or Tangaloa.

Kanapu

A god of lightning. Also known as Kanapu, Uira or Uira.

Kanchil

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Kane

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Kane-hoalani

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Kane-huna-moku

The Hawaiian paradise, an island. Floating in the sky. Also referred to as Kane-huna-moku.

Kane-oe-E

The triad of gods, Kane, Ku and Lono. Also referred to as Kane-oe-E, Oi-E, Oi-E or Kane-Oi-E.

kanikani

A Polynesian dance. During the performance of this dance, ancient myths are sung. Occasionally known as kanikani.

Kapipikauila

A Polynesian demon killed by Kaua. Occasionally called Kapipikauila.

Kapo

A Hawaiian goddess. Sister of Hiiaka and Pele. Mother of Laka. On occassion, known as Kapo.

Kapua

A trickster demi-god in Hawaii. Also commonly referred to as Kapua.

kapuku

The Polynesian art of restoring the dead to life. In some references, identified as kapuku.

Karaeng Lowe

A sea-god. The Indonesian version of Shiva,worshipped in the form of a lingam. Referred to as Karaeng Lowe, Mahaiswara, Mahaiswara or Shiva.

Karaia-I-Te-Ata

Daughter of Miru. Occasionally identified as Karaia-I-Te-Ata.

karakia

A Polynesian incantation: a plea to the gods: a magic formula. Also commonly referred to as karakia.

Karaperamun

An early Melanesian god. He is said to be reincarnated in John Frum, revered in the Cargo Cult of Vanuata. Known as Karaperamun.

Karawata

A Melanesian woman. It is said that she gave birth to a spiritbird, the cockatoo. Also commonly called Karawata.

karawatoniga

Benevolent coastal spirits of Melanesia. Sometimes known as karawatoniga.

Kariki

Brother of Tawhaki. In some lore, occasionally known as Kariki, Karihi or Karihi.

Kaseteran

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Kat

A god of Banks Island. He is said to have taught the islanders the art of making dug-out canoes. On occassion, referred to as Kat.

Kaua

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kava

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Kavaonau

Daughter of Fevanga and Fefana. She was killed and cooked by her parents to provide food for the god Loa. Sometimes identified as Kavaonau, kava, kava, Fefana or Fevanga.

kawakuku

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Kawelu

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Kekewage

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Kele

A Tongan primaeval deity. Consort of Limu. Parent of Touia Fatuna. Also known as Kele.

Kelea

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Kembal

A semi-divine hero of Keraki. Known as Kembal.

keremat

The power of miracle-working of saints. Also known as keremat.

Ki'i

The Hawaiian name for Tiki. Also identified as Ki'i.

Kibu

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Kilioa

A lizard-woman, in Polynesian lore. Sister of Kalamainu. She and Kalamainu act as guardians of the souls of the dead. Also commonly called Kilioa.

Kilot

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kilu

A Hawaiian song-festival and recital of legends. Also referred to as kilu.

Kimat

A dog of lightning in the Philippines, owned by Tadaklan. Sometimes referred to as Kimat.

Kirata-n-te-rerei

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Kitimil

In Pelew Island flood myths, one of the 2 survivors. The other survivor was Magigi. Also commonly identified as Kitimil.

Kiwa

The precursor of all shell-fish, in Polynesian lore. In some lore, occasionally known as Kiwa.

Klodan

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Klontjing

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knupa

The Hawaiian demi-gods, as opposed to the gods, the akua. In some lore, occasionally referred to as knupa.

ko

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Kobine

Daughter of Naredu. She helped her father create the earth. Referred to as Kobine.

Koevasi

A creator-deity of the Solomon. Islands. Occasionally called Koevasi, Agunua or Agunua.

Kohai

The first man, in the lore of Tonga. Grandfather of Ahoeitu. In some accounts, Kohai was a primaeval serpent. In some references, called Kohai.

Kohara

The female progenitor of all tuna. Fish. Also known as Kohara.

Kohu

A god of mists. At times, known as Kohu.

Koiakutu

The hill of lice, part of the Melanesian. Afterworld. Occasionally identified as Koiakutu.

Koiti

Son of Auahi-Turoa and Mahuika. Brother of Konui, Koroa, Manawa and Mapere. Also known as Koiti.

Kona

A fabulous race of giants in Ponape. Occasionally called Kona, Liat, Liat, Rimogaio, Marshall Islands Rimogaio, Marshal Islands Rimogaio or Marshal Islands Rimogaio.

Konui

Son of Auahi-Turoa and Mahuika. Brother of Koiti, Koroa, Manawa and Mayere. Known as Konui.

Kore-te-rawea

A Polynesian deity. Offspring of Kore-te-whiwhia. Also commonly called Kore-te-rawea, New Zealand Te-kore-rawea or New Zealand Te-kore-rawea.

Kore-te-tamaua

A Polynesian deity. Offspring of Kore-te-rawea. Also called Kore-te-tamaua, New Zealand Te-kore-tamaua or New Zealand Te-kore-tamaua.

Kore-te-whiwhia

A Polynesian deity: the primaeval void. Occasionally known as Kore-te-whiwhia, Kore-whiwhia, Kore-whiwhia, New Zealand Kore-whiwhia or New Zealand Kore-whiwhia.

Korero

Wife of Tangaroa. Occasionally identified as Korero.

Koro

Son of Tinirau and Ina. Brother of Aroture. Occasionally known as Koro, Koro-mau-Ariki or Koro-mau-Ariki.

Koroa

Son of Auahi-Turoa and Mahuika. Brother of Koiti, Konui, Manawa and Mayere. Sometimes called Koroa.

Koura-abi

A Beru warrior who invaded the Gilbert Islands. He was the man who broke the sacred tree, Kai-n-tiku-aba. Occasionally called Koura-abi, Kourabi or Kourabi.

Ku

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Ku-Ka-Pau

A name for Ku as 'constructor'. Occasionally referred to as Ku-Ka-Pau, Ku, Ku, Kumatauenga, Ku-Kau-Akahi, Ku-matuenga, New Zealand Tu or Tahitian Oro.

Ku-Kau-Akahi

A name for Ku as 'master of the universe'. In some references, called Ku-Kau-Akahi, Ku, Ku, Kumatauenga, Ku-Ka-Pau, Ku-matuenga, New Zealand Tu or Tahitian Oro.

Kui

A Polynesian earth-god. Father of Ina. Occasionally referred to as Kui.

Kuila-moku

A god of medicine in Hawaii. Also referred to as Kuila-moku.

Kuku-Lau

A sea-goddess. She causes mirages to delude sailors. At times, known as Kuku-Lau.

Kumokomba

An Indonesian god of fate. Son of Lichambene. In some references, identified as Kumokomba.

Kumu-honua

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Kumu-Tonga-I-Te-Po

Daughter of Miru. Also called Kumu-Tonga-I-Te-Po.

Kumulipo

The Hawaiian creator-hymn of over 2,000 lines, composed c. 1700. Also called Kumulipo.

kupua

Indonesian demi-gods. Also called kupua.

Kura

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Kuruma

An Indonesian version of the tortoise, Kurma. At times, called Kuruma.

Kuwatawata

A guardian of Pou-Tere-Rangi, the entrance gate of the Polynesian heaven. On occassion, referred to as Kuwatawata.

Kuwe

A lizard-goddess of the Moluccas. In some accounts, called Kuwe.

Kuwera

An Indonesian god of wealth. In some references, called Kuwera, Buddhist Kubera, Buddhist Kubera, Kompira, Kovero, Kupera, Japanese Kompira, Japanese Kompira, Thai Kupera, Thai Kupera or Kubera.

La'a Maomao

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La'i-La'I

In some Polynesian stories, the first woman. Offspring of Po. In some accounts, referred to as La'i-La'I.

Lahatala

A sky-god who created the heavens. On occassion, called Lahatala, Tuniai or Tuniai.

Lajnan

A creator deity in Micronesia. This being is envisaged as a worm. At times, called Lajnan.

Laka

A Hawaiian goddess of rainstorms. Guardian goddess of dancers. Daughter of Kapo. Sister or wife of Lono. Sometimes known as Laka.

Lalikian

A deity of the Marshall Islands. He was created by Loa to rule the north. In some accounts, identified as Lalikian, Lajbuineamuen or Lajbuineamuen.

Lalo-honua

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Lamesisi

A semi-divine. At times, identified as Lamesisi.

Langit

An Indonesian sky-god. Called Langit, Polynesian Rangi or Polynesian Rangi.

Laponga

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Lata

A Samoan hero. Occasionally identified as Lata, Maori Rata or Maori Rata.

Latmikaik

Wife of Tperakl. Her husband, the creator-god, lived in the sky whereas she lived in the depths of the ocean. Identified as Latmikaik.

Lature

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Laufakanaa

A wind-god of the Tongan Islanders. He is credited with having invented the fishing net and having brought the banana from heaven. Sometimes referred to as Laufakanaa.

Lean

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Lejman

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Leofos

Wife of Paluelap. Mother of Rongelap and Rongerik. Also called Leofos.

Lewalevu

An underworld goddess in Fiji. She receives the souls of the dead when they arrive in Bulu. Sometimes known as Lewalevu.

Lewoj

Son of Wulleb and Lejman. Brother of Lanej. He and his brother plotted to kill Wulleb but he escaped and fell to earth. On occassion, referred to as Lewoj, 'nadir' or 'nadir'.

leyak

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li'oa

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Liat

A race of fabulous giants on Ponape. In some accounts, known as Liat, Kona, Kona, Marshal Islands Rimogaio, Rimogaio, Rimogaio, Ponape Kona, Marshall Islands Rimogaio or Marshall Islands Rimogaio.

Ligobond

A goddess who created plants and fruit. Occasionally known as Ligobond.

Ligoupup

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Lijebage

Edao was sent to Lijebage by Wulleb to get a magic tortoise shell and the goddess made him into a great magician. In some references, called Lijebage, Lady Turtle or Lady Turtle.

Limu

A Tongan primaeval deity. God of the dead. Consort of Kele. In some lore, occasionally known as Limu, Rimu or Rimu.

Lingadua

A Fijian one-armed drum-god. At times, known as Lingadua.

Lioumere

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lipsipsip

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Little Orphan

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Lo Aget

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Lo-Lale

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Lo'o

The name for Rongo in Samoa. In some references, referred to as Lo'o, Hawaii Lono or Hawaii Lono.

Loa

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Lohiau

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Lokoman

A deity in the Gilbert Islands. He was created by Loa to rule the east. Also known as Lokoman.

lolok

Gnomes, in the lore of Indonesia. In some lore, occasionally identified as lolok.

Lona

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Lono

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Lorok

A deity in the Gilbert Islands. He was created by Loa to rule the south. At times, referred to as Lorok.

Losi

A guardian-god of the taro. Son of Tangaloa. Also called Losi.

Lu'ukia

The Hawaiian version of Rukutia. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Lu'ukia.

Lugeilan

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Luka-Kane

A Hawaiian god of sports. Called Luka-Kane.

Lumawig

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Lumukaka

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Lupe

The dove created by Malamanganga'e and Malamangangaifo. Sometimes referred to as Lupe.

Maapita

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Magigi

In the Pelew Islands flood myths, one of the survivors. The other survivor was Kitimil. On occassion, identified as Magigi.

Maglawa

The underworld in the Philippines: the ancestral soul. In some references, called Maglawa, Gimokodan or Gimokodan.

Mahacabatara

A name for Siwa in the Philippines. In some lore, occasionally known as Mahacabatara, Bathala, Bathala, Shiva, Batara Guru, Siwa, Siwa, East Indies Mahatala, Panji, India Shiva, Philippines Bathala or Sea-Dayak Petara.

Mahendradatta

The eleventh queen of Bali. She was banished for practising witchcraft. Called Mahendradatta.

Mahi

A god. Sometimes identified as Mahi, Bhumidevi, Bhumidevi, Bhudevi, Vasudhara, Zami-Mata, Pusti or Vasudhara.

mahiki

The road which leads to Lua-a-Milu. On occassion, called mahiki.

Mahina

A Hawaiian moon-goddess. Mother of Puna and Hema by Ai. Kanaka, some say. Occasionally called Mahina, Hina, Hina, Great Lady of the Night, Hine-nui-te-po, Hine Titama, Ma-Hina, Mahina, Hine-i-tau-ira, Hine(-nui-te-po), Ina or Ma Hina.

Mahora-nui-a-tea

A Polynesian goddess. Wife of Maku. Mother of Rangi. Called Mahora-nui-a-tea, New Zealand Mahora-tui-a-Rangi or New Zealand Mahora-tui-a-Rangi.

Mahu-faturau

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Mahuika

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Mahuikez

A fire-god. Occasionally referred to as Mahuikez, Mahuike or Mahuike.

Maihun

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Maiva

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Makafonua

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Makani

A Hawaiian wind-god. Also called Makani, Samoan Matagi or Samoan Matagi.

Makea

A king of the underworld. Father of Maui. He had an affair with the mortal queen, Taranga, and fathered Maui. Also identified as Makea, Makea-Tutara or Makea-Tutara.

Makemake

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Makihiki

A festival in honour of Lono which lasts for 4 months. Occasionally called Makihiki.

Maku

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makutu

Polynesian witchcraft. Also called makutu.

Malamanganga'e

A creator-deity. With Malamangangaifo this being created the dove, Lupe, predecessor of the beings who gave rise to man. Sometimes referred to as Malamanganga'e.

Malamangangaifo

A creator-deity. With Malamanganga'e this being created the dove, Lupe, predecessor of the beings who gave rise to man. On occassion, identified as Malamangangaifo.

Malaveyovo

In the lore of the Goodenough. Islands, a cannibal. Sometimes known as Malaveyovo.

Mamao

A Samoan sky-god. This entity merged with Ilu to form the sky and together they produced Ao and Po. Occasionally called Mamao, 'space', 'space' or Atea.

mana

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Manama

A creator-god in the Philippines. Known as Manama, Eugpamolak Manoba, Eugpamolak Manoba, Kalayagan, Kalayagan, Eugpamolok Manobo or Eugpamolok Manobo.

Manawa

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manawa

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Mandarangan

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maneaba

In the Gilbert Islands, a large building in which Anti rest. In some lore, occasionally referred to as maneaba.

Manga

Consort of Tueva. Mother of Tiki and Veetini. In some lore, occasionally called Manga.

Mangaroa

The Milky Way, in Polynesian lore. In some lore, occasionally known as Mangaroa, Hawaiian Mango-roa-i-Ata or Hawaiian Mango-roa-i-Ata.

Mapere

Son of Auahi Turoa and Mahuika. Brother of Koiti, Konui, Koroa and Manana. On occassion, known as Mapere.

marae

A sacred place: a temple. Also known as marae.

Marawa

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mareikura

In Polynesian lore, nymphs of heaven. Attendants of Io. In some lore, occasionally known as mareikura.

mari

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markai

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Maru

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masalai

Animal spirits. These spirits can appear in various human disguises or as other animals or birds, changing shape as they wish and interbreeding with mortals. In some lore, occasionally referred to as masalai.

Masi

A Melanesian spirit of the foolish dead. Referred to as Masi, People of Morodo, People of Morodo, People, of Morodo, People, of Morodo, Hawaiian Menehune, Hawaiian Menehune, Anjinmar, Marshall Islands Anjinmar, Marshall Islands Anjinmar, Menehune, Nonieb Ponape Tsokelai or Nonieb Ponape Tsokelai.

Masora

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Mata-Fatu-Rau

A goddess of Tahiti. Daughter of Oro. Sister of Ai-Tupuai, Hoa-Tapu and Toi-mata. Known as Mata-Fatu-Rau.

Mata Upolu

In Polynesian lore, the east wind. Sometimes referred to as Mata Upolu.

matagi

The winds, controlled by Maui. In some lore, occasionally identified as matagi.

Matagi

A Samoan wind-god. Sometimes known as Matagi.

matakau

An amulet, sometimes in the form of an animal figure, used to deter. Thieves. Occasionally identified as matakau.

Matao-Anu

One of 4 storm-gods. Also commonly referred to as Matao-Anu, Cold Space, Cold Space, Multitude of Space, Multitude of Space, Mate-Anu, Whakarere-Anu or Whakatoro-Anu.

Mataora

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Matariki

In Polynesian lore, the 7 stars of the Pleiades regarded as gods. Called Matariki.

Mate-Anu

One of 4 storm-gods. At times, identified as Mate-Anu, Space of Cold Death, Space of Cold Death, Multitude of Space, Multitude of Space, Matao-Anu, Whakarere-Anu or Whakatoro-Anu.

Matu'u-ta'u-ta'ua

In Tahiti, a huge bird which can swallow a man. Sometimes known as Matu'u-ta'u-ta'ua.

Matuku

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Matuu

The god of the north wind. Sometimes called Matuu.

Maui

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Maui-Pae

brother of Maui Sometimes referred to as Maui-Pae.

Maui-Potiki

A name for Maui as 'last-born'. In some references, called Maui-Potiki, Maui, Maui, Aitu, Mawi, Mowee, Koriro, Maui-Tikitiki or Tama Rangi.

Maui-Roto

brother of Maui In some accounts, identified as Maui-Roto.

Maui-Taha

Brother of Maui. Identified as Maui-Taha.

Maui-Tikitiki

A name for Maui as 'topknot'. Referred to as Maui-Tikitiki, Maui, Maui, Aitu, Mawi, Mowee, Koriro, Maui-Potiki or Tama Rangi.

Maui-Whao

Brother of Maui. In some accounts, referred to as Maui-Whao.

Mauleon

A giant who was released by Tinoso. At times, referred to as Mauleon.

Menehune

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Meragbuto

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Merau

A goddess of death. Also commonly known as Merau.

Merong Mahawangsa

A prince. Ruler of the Gergasis. In some lore, occasionally known as Merong Mahawangsa.

Mesede

An archer. He saved Abele from a crocodile and was given Abele's daughters as a reward. Mesede's wife killed them. Sometimes known as Mesede.

Metakorab

A Melanesian spirit. She was queen of the dogai and was shot and killed by Bu. Sometimes known as Metakorab.

Miru

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Moa

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Moana-Irakau

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Moe

A Tahitian deity. On occassion, called Moe.

Moikeha

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Moko

Father of all lizards. In some references, called Moko, Tu-te-Wehiwehi or Tu-te-Wehiwehi.

Mokoiro

Brother of Rangi. Husband of Angarua. Sometimes referred to as Mokoiro.

Monoi

A Tahitian. He was the lover of Hina and was devoured by Rona, her mother. Hina, with the help of No'a-huruhuru killed Rona. Identified as Monoi.

Montinig

A god of the Philippines. When the god was decapitated by Balitok, his head continued to chew betel and to mock his attackers. Occasionally called Montinig.

Morufonu

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Motikitik

A semi-divine hero. He is credited with having fished up some of the islands from the bed of the ocean. In some accounts, called Motikitik.

Motoro

A god of the Cook Islands. In some references, known as Motoro, Te-io-Ora or Te-io-Ora.

Motu-tapu

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Mount Agung

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Mu

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Muliele Alii

A Hawaiian king. Father of Moikele. Also identified as Muliele Alii.

Multitude of Space

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Mumhange

In some accounts, a wife of Tane. Sometimes referred to as Mumhange.

munajim

A Malaysian astrologer and diviner. Also referred to as munajim.

Muri-ranga-wenhua

An ancestress of the trickster-god. Maui. Maui used her jawbone, with which he was invisible, as a weapon. Also commonly identified as Muri-ranga-wenhua.

Mutuhei

A primordial god of silence in the Society Islands. Sometimes known as Mutuhei.

Muu-muu

Cannibal ogres of Guadalcanal and Mala. These beings are said to babble in some unknown language. Sometimes called Muu-muu.

mwaro

In New Caledonia, a shrine where the sacred stones, the bao, are kept. Also identified as mwaro.

Na Atibu

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Na Kaa

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Na Kika

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Na-pihe-nui

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Nabangatai

A village in the underworld, Bulu, home of the souls of the dead. In some lore, occasionally known as Nabangatai.

Nabiata

A messenger for the creator-god, Opo. Sometimes known as Nabiata.

Nafanua

A Samoan war-goddess. Also called Nafanua.

Nai Thombo Thombo

In some versions, the Fijian. Underworld. Also known as Nai Thombo Thombo, underworld, underworld, afterworld, Bwebweso, Land of the Dead, Mictlan, Patala, Otherworld, paradise, Taoist or also Patala.

Nakaa

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Nanga

A Polynesian thief. It was said that he could work only if the skies were cloudy. Occasionally referred to as Nanga.

Nangananga

A Fijian goddess of punishment. She lives in the underworld, Bulu, and receives the souls of bachelors which she smashes against rocks. Sometimes identified as Nangananga.

Naniumlap

The god of fertility in the Carolines. Occasionally referred to as Naniumlap.

Nareau

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Ndauthina

A serpent, sea-god and fire-god of Fiji. He is regarded as the guardian of fishermen but he is otherwise a malicious trickster. Sometimes called Ndauthina.

Ndengei

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Nei Auti

A goddess. She is said to have introduced insect pests into the world. In some accounts, known as Nei Auti.

Nei Marena

A goddess of the Gilbert Islands. Daughter of Na Atibu and Nei Teukez. Occasionally referred to as Nei Marena.

Nei Nguiriki

An ancestor of the Gilbert Islanders. Wife of Bakoa. Mother of Taburimai and Teanoi. In some references, known as Nei Nguiriki.

Nei Te-reere

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Nei Teukez

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Nei Tituabine

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Nevi Yanan

An Indonesian sea-god. Occasionally referred to as Nevi Yanan.

Nga Atua

The sixth heaven in the lore of the Polynesians. Sometimes identified as Nga Atua.

Ngabal

An Indonesian guardian-god. This deity is said to live in a fig tree. At times, identified as Ngabal, Racit Ngabal or Racit Ngabal.

Ngani-Vatu

A huge, man-eating bird in the lore of Fiji. Sometimes identified as Ngani-Vatu, Ngutu-Lei, Ngutu-Lei, Poua-Kai, Nguti-Lei, Nguti-Lei, Arab Roc, Arab Roc, rekh, sinam, Maori Poua-Kai or Maori Poua-Kai.

ngaro

Food for the dead in the lore of the Polynesians. Occasionally called ngaro.

Ngaru

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Ngurai

A Fijian god. Occasionally identified as Ngurai, Qurai or Qurai.

Night of Tradition

The past in the lore of the islanders. In some lore, occasionally known as Night of Tradition.

Nini Muni

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Niwareka

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Niwsaru

The first canoe, given to Rata by the wood-spirits. Also referred to as Niwsaru.

No'a-huruhuru

A Tahitian hero. When Rona devoured Monoi, the lover of her daughter, Hina, No'ahuruhuru helped Hina to kill her mother. Also known as No'a-huruhuru, Hairy Chief or Hairy Chief.

Nopitu

Spirits of Banks Island. Also called Nopitu, Papua New Guinea Tukis, Papua New Guinea Tukis, Kakamora, Solomon Islands Kakamora, Solomon Islands Kakamora or Tukis.

Notu

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Nu'u

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Nyilitimo

Daughter of Guru ri Selong. Wife of Batara Guru. She and her husband were the ancestors of the tribes of the Celebes. At times, identified as Nyilitimo.

Obagat

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obat hidup

In Indonesian lore, a magic medicine that heals wounds and restores the dead to life. At times, referred to as obat hidup.

Okova

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Old Spider

A creator-goddess. Mother of Young Spider. Also commonly called Old Spider, Spider Woman, Spider Woman, Hahai Wugti, Kokyangwuti, Naste Estsan or Hahai Wugtu.

Olo Keu

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Olo-sipa

A god of the Carolines. Twin of Olo-sopa. With Olo-sopa he built the huge fortified stone enclosures. At times, known as Olo-sipa.

Olo-sopa

A god of the Carolines. Twin of Olo-sipa. With Olo-sipa he built the huge fortified stone enclosures. At times, called Olo-sopa.

Olofat

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Omonga

An Indonesian moon-goddess. Sometimes referred to as Omonga.

Ompu Tuhan Mula Jada

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Ono

A god of song, a name of Rongo in the Marquesas. At times, known as Ono, 'sound' or 'sound'.

Opo

A creator-god in the Moluccas. Called Opo.

oripo

A sage who knows and recites the ancestry of the Tahitians. Sometimes called oripo.

Oro

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Oro-Tetefa

A god. Brother of Uru-Tetefa. He and his brother came to earth and established the religious order, Areoi. Also identified as Oro-Tetefa.

Paao

A god of Hawaii. At times, known as Paao.

Pachet

An undersea paradise in the lore of the Caroline Islanders. In some references, known as Pachet.

Pahuanuiapitaaiterai

A sea-demon of Tahiti. Also referred to as Pahuanuiapitaaiterai, Pahuanui or Pahuanui.

Paikea

God of sea-creatures. Offspring of Rangi and Papa. On occassion, called Paikea.

Paka'a

Wind-god of Hawaii. He is credited with the invention of the sail. At times, identified as Paka'a.

Pakasa Uru

A wallaby. This animal is featured in stories of New Britain and is usually outwitted by the dog, Tulagola. On occassion, called Pakasa Uru.

Palasara

Husband of Durgandini. Father of Abiasa. On occassion, called Palasara.

Paliuli

The Hawaiian paradise. Also commonly identified as Paliuli.

Paluelap

A deity of the Caroline Islands. Husband of Leofas. Father of Rongelap and Rongerik. In some accounts, identified as Paluelap.

pandé

Blacksmiths in Bali. These men, makers of the kris, are said to have magic powers and are regarded as holy men. On occassion, called pandé.

Panggu

A creator-god in Melanesia. Sometimes referred to as Panggu, Chinese Pan-ku or Chinese Pan-ku.

Panoi

The underworld (or the entrance to it) in the lore of the Banks Islanders. At times, identified as Panoi.

panyao

A bao which, it is said, contains the soul of a great hero. At times, known as panyao, bao or bao.

Papa-hanau-moku

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Papa Taoto

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Papare

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Parwati

The Balinese version of Parvati. An aspect of Uma as goddess of tapas. Also commonly referred to as Parwati, Prawati, Prawati, Parvati, Uma or Uma.

Patinaya Nei

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Pedro

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Pekai

Wife of Sido. Called Pekai.

Pele

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Peopling Vine

The vine planted by Tangaroa at creation and from which the human. Race sprang. Also known as Peopling Vine.

Pere

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pigobara

A bloody ghost. This spirit was regarded as the soul of a woman who had died in childbirth. Identified as pigobara, puntianak, puntianak, pontianak or Malaysian langsuir.

Pili

A gecko-god. Son of Tangaroa. Husband of Sina. These two produced five children who are regarded as the ancestors of the Polynesians. Sometimes referred to as Pili.

Piliwale

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Pintara

A creator-god in Bali. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Pintara.

Pipiri

The Polynesian name for Castor. Occasionally known as Pipiri.

Po

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Poko-ha-rua-te-po

Wife of Rangi, some say. Referred to as Poko-ha-rua-te-po.

Pokop

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ponaturi

Sea-fairies: flying ogres. In some references, identified as ponaturi.

Pou Tere Rangi

The entrance to heaven guarded. By Kuwatawata. Occasionally referred to as Pou Tere Rangi.

Prawati

The Balinese version of Parvati. On occassion, called Prawati, Parvati, Parvati, Adrija, Ahladini-Sadini, Aja, Amba, Ambi(ka), Anna-Purna, Bhadrakali, Bhavani, Bhutamata, Devi, Durga, Gauri, Girija, Haima(va)ti, Kali, Kamakshi, Kumari, Mahadevi, Manasa, Mangata, Mhalsa, Raudri, Sati, Shakti, Snow Queen, Tripura, Uma, Vijaya, Vindhya-Vasini, Balinese Parwati, Cambodian Lady Po Nagar, Parwati, Parwati or Uma.

Pu Ma

The name given to important gods. Called Pu Ma.

Pua-ariki

The ship of Ru. In some references, called Pua-ariki.

Pua-ne

A magic arrow. This arrow, owned by the demi-god Hiku, could point in the direction its owner should travel. Sometimes known as Pua-ne.

Pua Tu Tahi

A Tahitian water-monster. Sometimes referred to as Pua Tu Tahi.

Pue di Songi

A supreme god in Celebes. Also commonly known as Pue di Songi.

Pueliko

The underworld in the Carolines. Also commonly called Pueliko.

Pukatala

A tree in the paradise Pulotu. This tree produces the ambrosial food on which the inhabitants live. Called Pukatala, Pukutala or Pukutala.

Pulotu

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Puna

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Punua

A Tahitian thunder-god. Referred to as Punua.

Pusi

A Polynesian fish-god. Also commonly called Pusi, Pusiuraura or Pusiuraura.

Putahi-nui-o-Rehua

The highest of the Polynesian heavens, home of Rehua. Sometimes referred to as Putahi-nui-o-Rehua.

Putolu

In Tonga, the land of the dead. Occasionally identified as Putolu.

putuperereko

A man-eating spirit said to have large genitals. In some accounts, known as putuperereko.

Qasavara

A monster. It ate the eleven brothers of Qat who then killed the monster. Known as Qasavara.

Qat

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Qatgoro

A stone which split to allow Qat to emerge. Sometimes known as Qatgoro.

Ra

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Rahi

A Tahitian chieftain. Husband of Hotu Hiva. He found a princess, Hotu Hiva, inside his long drum and she became his wife. In some accounts, referred to as Rahi.

Raho

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Rai-tubu

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Rail

An evil deity in the Pelew Islands. This being, in the form of a bird, brought sickness and death to mankind. Identified as Rail.

Raivuki

A Fijian goddess of the seasons. Wife of Ratu-mai-mbula. Occasionally identified as Raivuki.

Raka

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Rakim

The carpenter-god of the Carolines. Also identified as Rakim.

Rangahore

In some accounts, a wife of Tane who produced stone. Occasionally known as Rangahore.

Rangda

A witch, queen of Bali. She was vanquished by Barong, the lion-king. Also known as Rangda, Widow or Widow.

Rangi-Atea

A name of Rangi in Tuamotu. Also called Rangi-Atea.

Rangi Haupapa

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Rangi Tuarea

The tenth heaven, in Polynesian lore. Referred to as Rangi Tuarea.

Rangima

A Samoan sky-god. Offspring of Ao and Po. At times, referred to as Rangima, Rangiuri, Rangiuri, 'dark sky', 'light sky' or 'light sky'.

Rangiuri

A Samoan sky-god. Offspring of Ao and Po. Sometimes identified as Rangiuri, Rangima, Rangima, 'light sky', 'dark sky' or 'dark sky'.

Raohenga

A realm below the surface of the earth, home of the Turehu. Occasionally known as Raohenga.

Rapanuate

A Melanesian tribal hero. Also referred to as Rapanuate.

Rarohenga

The home of the fairies: the underworld. Occasionally referred to as Rarohenga, Po or Po.

Rat

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Rata

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Rati

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Ratu-mai-mbula

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Red Heads

The name for the culture-hero. Brothers, Gwau Meo and Sina Kwao. At times, known as Red Heads.

Rehua

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Rerenga-waitua

An entrance to the Polynesian. Underworld. On occassion, identified as Rerenga-waitua.

Rice Mother

A Balinese guardian of the rice-fields. Also called Rice Mother, Busi-urt, Busi-urt or Rice Mother.

Rigi

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Riiki

When Nareau made the world, Riiki helped by holding up the sky until it was firmly established. Referred to as Riiki, 'eel' or 'eel'.

Rimogaio

A fabulous race of giants. Also commonly known as Rimogaio, Ponape Kona, Ponape Kona, Liat, Liat, Kona or Marshall Islands Rimogaio.

Ro lei

Wife of Qat. Also called Ro lei.

Ro'o

The chanter-god of Tahiti, curer of illness. Son of Atea. Occasionally known as Ro'o, Ro'o-i-te-Hiripoi or Ro'o-i-te-Hiripoi.

Ro Som

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Rogo-tumu-here

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Rokola

A carpenter-god of Fiji. He was a legendary boat-builder, by some equated with Noah. In some lore, occasionally known as Rokola.

Rokomautu

A Fijian creator-god. One of the Kalou-Vu. Son of Ndengei. Also commonly referred to as Rokomautu.

Rokoua

Brother-in-law of Okova. He helped Okova to kill the monstrous bird, Ngani-Vaku. In some lore, occasionally called Rokoua.

Rona

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Rongelap

A hero of the Caroline Islands. Son of Paluelap and Leofas. Brother of Rongerik. He was lost but later found by his younger brother, Rongerik. Sometimes known as Rongelap.

Rongerik

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Rongo-mai

A Polynesian god of whales and comets. He is envisaged in the form of a huge whale. Sometimes known as Rongo-mai, 'water-food' or 'water-food'.

Rongo-Maui

A manifestation of Rongo who brought the yam from heaven. At times, identified as Rongo-Maui, Rongo, Rongo, Orongo, Te Rongo, Kahukura, Rong-ma Tane, Hawaiian Lono, Marquesas Ono, Samoan Lo'o or Rongomatane.

Rongomatane

A combination of the names Rongo and Tane as a single deity. Sometimes identified as Rongomatane, Romatane, Romatane, Rong-ma-tane, Rong-ma-tane, Rongo, Rongo, Orongo, Te Rongo, Kahukura, Rong-ma Tane, Rongo-Maui, Hawaiian Lono, Marquesas Ono, Samoan Lo'o, Rongo-ma-Tane or Rongo-ma-Tane.

Roua

A creator-god of the Society. Islands. Father of all the stars. Husband of Taonoui. Father of Fati. In some references, identified as Roua, Ra, Ra, Rahoua, Rahoua, Rua, Rua, Tubua or Tubua.

Ru

Son of Tangaroa. Son of Rangi and Papa, some say. Brother of Hina. In some references, known as Ru, Ruu or Ruu.

Rua-i-tupra

A name of Ta'aroa as 'the cause of growth'. Sometimes known as Rua-i-tupra, Ta-aroa, Ta-aroa, Marshall Islands Loa, Tagaloa, Tangaloa or Tangaroa.

Ruahaku

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Ruange

Wife of Akatauire. Occasionally known as Ruange.

Ruanu'u

A Tahitian deity. Known as Ruanu'u.

Ruki

An eel-god of the Gilbert Islands. Son of Na-atibu and Nei Teukez. On occassion, called Ruki.

Rupe

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Ruru

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Salevao

A god of rocks. Brother of Savea Si'uleo. Consort of Papa. Father of Moa. Also identified as Salevao.

Samonekoaner

A deity. Brother of Olofat, some say. On occassion, known as Samonekoaner, Semenkoror or Semenkoror.

Samulayo

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sanguma

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Sanian

A demi-god of the Philippines. Sometimes known as Sanian, East Indian Sangiang or East Indian Sangiang.

Saraswati

The Balinese version of Sarasvati. Sometimes known as Saraswati.

Sau Kompul

A dog in the Gilbert Islands. This animal was said to spy on enemies of the tyrant Sau Telur. In some accounts, called Sau Kompul.

Sau Telur

A tyrant killed by Isokalakal. Referred to as Sau Telur.

Saupe

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Sava

Brother of I'i. He and his sister are regarded as the first to settle on Savai'i, becoming the ancestors of the people of that island. In some lore, occasionally called Sava.

Savali

A Samoan messenger-god. In some references, known as Savali.

Savea Si'uleo

A god of the dead. Brother of Salevao. Also commonly called Savea Si'uleo.

Semara

A Balinese god of love. Occasionally referred to as Semara.

Sepi Malosi

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Setesuyara

A Bali goddess of the underworld. She was said to rule jointly with Batara Kala. Also called Setesuyara.

Si Junaha

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Silent Country

In the lore of the Cook Islands, a realm on the bottom of the primordial ocean. At times, known as Silent Country.

Siloo

Sister of Dapie. In some references, referred to as Siloo.

Sina

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Sina Kwas

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Sinebomatu

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singa

In Bali, an image of Agni in the form of a winged lion. Identified as singa.

Siovili

Chief priest of an eponymous cult. Founded in Samoa. At times, identified as Siovili.

Sipe

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Sisimatailaa

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Siwa

The Pacific version of Shiva. Guardian of the east. Consort of Prawati. Also commonly identified as Siwa, Shiva, Shiva, Acyata, Adinatha, Aghora, Akula, Ananda, Anant(es)a, Annamurti, Bathala, Bhadra Vira, Bhagavan, Bhairava, Bhatara Guru, Bhava, Bhavishya, Bhima, Bhuta-Natha, Bhuteswara, Blue Throat, Candesvara, Candrasekhara, Dakshina-Murti, Dhurjati, Digambara, Divine Yogi, Durvasas, Ganga-dhara, Garudi, Gopala, Goraknath, Great Ascetic, Gupta, Hara, Harihara, Isha(na), Is(h)a, Is(h)ana, Is(h)vara, Janardana, Kala(ri), Khandoba, Linga, Lingodbhava, Lord of the Dance, Lord of the Moon, Mahadeo, Mahadeva, Mahakala, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mahes(h)vara, Mangala, Mukhalinga, Nataraja, Nates(h)a, Nilakantha, Nritta-Murti, Pancanana, Panchamukti-Maruti, Pas(h)upati, Patsupati, Petara, Rishabha, Rudra, Sadyojata, Shaktiman, Shambhu, Shamkara, S(h)ankara, Sharabha, Shaumya, Sikhandin, Siva, Somanatha, Somaskanda, Srikantha, Sthanu, Sundara, Supreme Lord, Syama, Tatpurusha, Tri-lochana, Tripuratanka, Ugra, Vamadeva, Vira-Bhadra, Virabhadra, Virupashksa, Vishapaharana, Vishvanatha, Warayana, Buddhist Amitabha, Cambodian Hara, Prah Eysor, East Indies Karaeng Lowe, Is(h)wara, Mahaiswara, Mahatala, Mahayogi, Greek Cronos, Japanese Amida, Pacific Bat(h)ala, Philippines Mahacabatara, Thai Phra In Suen, Kala Shiva or Pancabrahma.

Sky Father

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Soft-Rot

One of the 8 Spitters. Occasionally referred to as Soft-Rot, Spitter, Spitter, Bumugi, Dumudin, Dumok, Itcher or Tudong.

Solanang

A deity who appeared in both. Male and female forms. Occasionally referred to as Solanang.

Spitter

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Suac

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Sumua

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Suqe-mutua

A bad spirit of the New Hebrides. The fork-headed ruler of the dead. In some accounts, identified as Suqe-mutua.

Sweet-eyes

Daughter of Degei. On occassion, known as Sweet-eyes.

Ta-aroa

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Ta Pedn

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Taaroa

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Tabakea

A primordial god of the Gilbert Islands. Brother of Na-kaa. He and Tituabine produced all the other deities of the Gilbertese pantheon. Also identified as Tabakea, Turtle or Turtle.

Tabuariki

A thunder-god of the Gilbert Islands. In some accounts, referred to as Tabuariki, Tabuerik or Tabuerik.

Taburimai

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Tadaklam

A thunder-god in Luzon. He owns the lightning-dog, Kimat. Also known as Tadaklam.

Tafua

A Polynesian rain-god. On occassion, called Tafua.

Tagaloa

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Tagamaling

A type of Buso. This being alternates between a human being and a Buso, changing each month. In some references, referred to as Tagamaling, Buso, Buso or Tigbanua.

Tagaro

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Tahinariki

Mother of Pere, some say. Occasionally referred to as Tahinariki.

Tahiti Tokerau

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Tahu

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tahua

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Taichue

A sea-god. Occasionally called Taichue.

Taisumale

A Samoan god of war, envisaged. As a bat. Occasionally called Taisumale, Sepi Malosi, Sepi Malosi or Sepo Malosi.

Takaro

a creator-god in the New Hebrides Sometimes known as Takaro.

Talaipo

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Tama

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Tama-nui-a-Rangi

A Polynesian god of light. Son of Rangi and Heke-heke-i-papa. Sometimes referred to as Tama-nui-a-Rangi.

Tamapo

A sky-god of Tonga. Sometimes known as Tamapo, Tamape, Tamape, Tamapoulialamafoa or Tamapoulialamafoa.

Tamate

A ghost of the New Hebrides. In some references, identified as Tamate.

Tana'oa

A Polynesian primaeval god of darkness. The name of Tangaroa in the Marquesas. On occassion, called Tana'oa, Tanava, Tanava, 'darkness', 'darkness', Erebus, Erebus or Po.

Tanentoa

A Beru warrior who invaded the Gilbert Islands. Known as Tanentoa.

Tangaloa

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Tangaro Gilagilala

Brother of Qat. He was said to know everything. Also identified as Tangaro Gilagilala.

Tangaro Loloqong

Brother of Qat. He was said to know nothing. Also referred to as Tangaro Loloqong.

Tangaroa

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Tangi-kuku

Brother of Ina and Rupe. Occasionally identified as Tangi-kuku.

Tangira

A chieftain of Rarotonga who was deified after his death. Sometimes identified as Tangira.

Tango

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Taonoui

Mother of the stars, in the lore of the Society Islanders. Consort of Roua. Mother of Fati. Occasionally referred to as Taonoui.

tapairu

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Tara

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Taranga

A mortal queen. Mother of Maui by Makea. Also called Taranga.

Taria Nui

Wooden statues. A Polynesian deity, guardian of fishermen. Also identified as Taria Nui, Taringa Nui, Taringa Nui, canoe gods or canoe gods.

tarogoloa

An evil spirit which seduces humans. These beings, of either sex, are said to kill their victims by cutting their genitalia. Occasionally known as tarogoloa.

tatabu

A fetish in which a spirit is said to be trapped. Referred to as tatabu.

Tau-uta

A Tahitian deity. Also called Tau-uta.

taua

Evil spirits which may appear as animals or as monsters made of various animal parts. Occasionally called taua.

Taua Fatuna

Offspring of Limu, god of the dead. Occasionally identified as Taua Fatuna.

Tauira-Ahua

Son of Tura and Turakihau. Also called Tauira-Ahua.

Taumata-Atua

A vegetation god. In some lore, occasionally identified as Taumata-Atua.

Taurua

Daughter of Hua'atua. On occassion, identified as Taurua.

Te Aka Ia Roe

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Te-ao

A Polynesian deity. Son of Po. Father of Ao-Marama. Sometimes identified as Te-ao.

Te Ariki-n-Tarawa

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Te Bo ma Te Maki

The primordial substance from which the universe was made by Nareau. On occassion, called Te Bo ma Te Maki.

Te Bongo Ro

The primordial darkness. Also called Te Bongo Ro.

Te Enua Te Ki

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Te Ikawai

A god of the Gilbert Islands. Son of Na Atibu and Nei Teukez. Sometimes called Te Ikawai.

Te Kikinto

A name of Nareau the Younger as a trickster-god of the Gilbert Islands. Identified as Te Kikinto, Nareau, Nareau, Nareau the Younger or Nareu.

Te Maharo

A Tahitian deity. Sometimes called Te Maharo.

Te Manava Roa

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Te Nao

A sea-god of the Gilbert Islands. Son of Na Atibu and Nei Teukez. Also commonly known as Te Nao.

Te Parai Tea

The home of Tumuteanaoa below the home of Tango in the world. Coconut. Also identified as Te Parai Tea, The Hollow Grey Rocks or The Hollow Grey Rocks.

Te Putahi Nui

A place in Rangi Tuarea, the home of the star-god Rehua. Also commonly referred to as Te Putahi Nui.

Te Tanga Engae

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Te Toi-o-nga Rangi

The highest heaven. In some accounts, called Te Toi-o-nga Rangi.

Te Tumu

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Te Tuna

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Teanoi

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Tele

The first man, in Samoan lore. Occasionally called Tele, Tutu, Tutu, Atu, Tutu or Tutu.

Tepotatango

Wife of Rangi, some say. In some accounts, referred to as Tepotatango.

Tetong

Father of Juan. Sometimes identified as Tetong.

Thinland

The highest part of the coconut which is the universe, home of Atea. Occasionally called Thinland.

Thipelas

In the lore of the Carolines, a woman who married the god Luigelan. Mother of Olofat. In some accounts, referred to as Thipelas.

Ti'i-tapu

Son of Tiki. In some accounts he is regarded as the father of the human race. Also commonly referred to as Ti'i-tapu.

Tifenua

A fertility god. Son of Pusi. Referred to as Tifenua, Pu-I-Te-Muana or Pu-I-Te-Muana.

Tigbanua

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Tiki

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Tiki-ahua

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tiki-wananga

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Tikokura

A Polynesian sea-god. Occasionally referred to as Tikokura, 'storm-wave' or 'storm-wave'.

Timaiti-Ngava

A primaeval female being in the lore of the Hervey Islanders. This being combined with Timatekore, the male principle, to produce Papa. Also commonly identified as Timaiti-Ngava.

Timatekore

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tindalo

A ghost in the Solomon Islands: the spirit of one who has been. Posthumously deified: an oracle-deity. Occasionally called tindalo.

Tinirau

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Tino Tatta

A creator-god of the Society Islanders. In some accounts, identified as Tino Tatta.

Tinoso

A hero of the Philippines. He is said to have had many adventures, both sexual and physical, including the liberation of the giant, Mauleon. Occasionally referred to as Tinoso, Tinyoso or Tinyoso.

Tintiya

The supreme god of Bali. Occasionally known as Tintiya.

Tip of the Single Feather

An invincible hero of Flight of the Chiefs. Son of The Eldest. In some references, identified as Tip of the Single Feather.

Tipa

A Melanesian god of healing. The god's shadow appears in the form of a lizard. In some accounts, known as Tipa.

Tituabine

A primordial female deity of the Gilbert Islands. Consort of Tabakea. She and Tabakea produced all the other deities of the Gilbertese pantheon. Also called Tituabine, Lady Tituabine or Lady Tituabine.

Tiwaiwaka

A guardian on the road to paradise. Referred to as Tiwaiwaka.

Tjalon Arang

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To'a-hiti

A Tahitian deity. Occasionally called To'a-hiti.

To-Kabinana

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To-Karvuvu

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Toi-mata

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tolokende

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Tomartind

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Tomwaya

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Tonga

In Samoa, the southwest wind. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Tonga.

Tongatea

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Touia Fatuna

A Tongan earth-goddess. Daughter of Kele and Limu. On occassion, known as Touia Fatuna.

Tperakl

A creator-god. Husband of Latmikaik. He lived in the sky but his wife lived in the depths of the ocean. Also commonly referred to as Tperakl, Tpereakl, Tpereakl, Tepereakl or Tepereakl.

Tsokelai

The "little people of Ponape." In some references, called Tsokelai, Hawaiian Menhine, Hawaiian Menhine, Marshall Islands Anjinmar Nonieb, Marshall Islands Anjinmar Nonieb, Melanesian Mase or Melanesian Mase.

Tu Mea

Son of Atea and Atanua. Called Tu Mea.

Tu-metua

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Tu-mute-anaoa

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Tu-nui-ka-rere

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Tu-Papa

Daughter of Papa. Sometimes called Tu-Papa, Tu-Neta or Tu-Neta.

Tu Tumu

The Tahitian name for Rangi. Sometimes identified as Tu Tumu, Rangi, Rangi, Lagi, Langi, Raki, Ranginui, Ranji, Vatea, Atea, Hanui-o-Rangi, La(n)gi, Pacific Islands Rangi-Atea, Wakea or Polynesian Atea.

Tua-uo-Loa

The south wind. At times, referred to as Tua-uo-Loa, Hakona Tipu, Hakona Tipu or Tua-uo Loa.

Tuakeka

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Tuamoto

Son of Atea. He is the equivalent of Tane in Maori stories, each killing his own father with thunderbolts. In some references, referred to as Tuamoto, New Zealand Tane or New Zealand Tane.

Tudava

A hero of the Tiobrand Islands. Also commonly called Tudava.

Tudong

A guardian spirit of the Philippines. In some references, referred to as Tudong, Spitter, Spitter, Bumugi, Dumudin, Dumok, Itcher or Soft-Rot.

Tueva

Father of Veeteni. Also commonly known as Tueva.

Tuhurururu

Son of Rupe or Tinirau by Hina-keha or Hina-uri. In some accounts, called Tuhurururu.

tui

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Tui Delai Gau

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Tui Langa

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Tuka heresy

The teaching of Ndugomoi. The Fijian priest asserted that there were two gods, Jehovah and the snakegod, Ndengei. Also identified as Tuka heresy.

Tulagola

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Tuli

Daughter of Tangaroa. In the form of a bird she acted as messenger for Tangaroa. In Samoan lore, Tuli is male, son of Tagaloa. Occasionally known as Tuli, 'snipe' or 'snipe'.

Tuma

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Tumu-i-te-Are Toka

A sea-monster of Mangaia. He was defeated by the hero Ngaru. Sometimes called Tumu-i-te-Are Toka, Tumuitearetoka, Tumuitearetoka, The Great Shark or The Great Shark.

Tumu-ra'i-feuna

A monster octopus. At times, referred to as Tumu-ra'i-feuna.

Tumudurere

The Papuan lord of the underworld. Also identified as Tumudurere.

Tumuteanaoa

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Tura

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Turakihau

A spirit-woman. One of the atua. Wife of Tura. Mother of Tauiri-Ahua. Also referred to as Turakihau.

Turehu

Fairies. These beings live in the land known as Rarohenga, which is believed to be below the earth's surface. Also referred to as Turehu.

Turi-a-faumea

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Turukawa

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Tutu

The first man, in the lore of parts of Samoa. Occasionally known as Tutu, Marduk, Marduk, Adad, Addu, Amarud, Amurru-Ramman, Assaluha, Avenger, Hegal, Marlah, Murduk, Qaru, Samas, Suhgurim, Zisi, Agaku, Agilma, Amaradu(k), Aranunna, Asai, As(s)alluha, Asar(i), Asaru(alim) Asaruludu, Bel(-Enlil) Bel-Marduk, Bel Matai, Epadum, Gibil, Gil(ma), (Gish) Qaru, Gugal, Iku, Irkingu, Lugal-Dimmer-An-Ki-A, Kinma, Marad, Namru, Namtillaku, Nari, Sandan, S(h)amas(h), Shazu, Sin, Sirsir, Tuku, Usire, Zah(gu)rim, Ziku, Ziukinna, Zulum, Assyrian Ashur, Greek Zeus, Hebrew Merodach, Sumerian Enlil, Tagtug, Shulpae, Tuttu, Tuttu or Tutu.

Uakea

A Beru warrior. He, with Kaitu, conquered the Gilbert Islands. Sometimes identified as Uakea.

Uekera

A sacred tree of the Gilbert Islands, said to reach to heaven. Occasionally referred to as Uekera.

Uetonga

A king of the turehu. Grandson of Ruaumoko. Also known as Uetonga.

Ukaipu

Wife of Ivo. She was made from the stem of the wild ginger-plant Also commonly called Ukaipu.

Ukupanipo

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Ulay

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Ulupoka

A Fijian god of evil. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Ulupoka.

Uma

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Upolu

The first woman, in the lore of Samoa. Occasionally called Upolu.

Upu Lero

A creator-god and sun-god in the Moluccas. In some accounts, called Upu Lero, Lord Sun or Lord Sun.

Uru-Tetefa

A god. Brother of Oro-Tetefa. He and his brother came down to earth and established the religious order, Areoi. In some accounts, identified as Uru-Tetefa.

Uti

A goddess who taught the islanders. The art of night-fishing. Sometimes called Uti.

Va'atale

The canoe built by Olo Keu and Oloi- Nano. At times, known as Va'atale.

Vabusi

A home of the spirits of the dead. On occassion, called Vabusi.

Vahine Nauhatu

In some accounts, she is said to have moulded Atea from the formless void. On occassion, identified as Vahine Nauhatu, Enchantress Woman, Enchantress Woman or Vahine Nautaha.

Vairaumati

Second wife of the god Oro. Also identified as Vairaumati.

Vaitakere

Father of Ina. In some references, called Vaitakere, Vaitere or Vaitere.

Vaoetare

A malevolent tree-spirit of Fiji. In some references, called Vaoetare.

Vari Ma Te Takere

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Veeteni

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Vehine hae

Wild women. These beings were said to carry off men and rape them. Called Vehine hae.

Velema

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vigona

A term for a figona in the Solomon. Islands. Sometimes known as vigona.

Vinmara

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vis

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Vitu

The first woman, in the lore of Fiji. Sometimes called Vitu.

Vue

An ancient race regarded as the builders of the megaliths in the islands. Also known as Vue.

vui

A spirit or demi-god. In some references, referred to as vui.

Wahieloa

A god of comets. Husband of Pele. On occassion, called Wahieloa, Wahie Loa or Wahie Loa.

Wahieroa

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Wainadula

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Waiora

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wajera

The Polynesian version of Indra's. Lightning-bolt, Vajra. Sometimes known as wajera, Indian vajra, Indian vajra, wajro, Javanese wajro, Javanese wajro or vajra.

Wakea

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wananga

Secret lore. In some references, referred to as wananga.

Warohunuga

A creator-god in the Solomon. Islands. Occasionally referred to as Warohunuga.

Waruna

A Balinese sea-god and wind-god. Consort of Durga. He acted as guardian of the west. Occasionally referred to as Waruna, Mahadewa, Mahadewa, Indian Varuna, Indian Varuna, Kala, Ryujin, Japanese Ryujin, Japanese Ryujin, Kala, Varuna, Javanese Kala or Javanese Kala.

Wata Rian

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Whakaputa

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Whakarere-Anu

One of 4 storm-gods. In some references, referred to as Whakarere-Anu, Space of Extreme Cold, Space of Extreme Cold, Whakerere-Anu, Multitude of Space, Multitude of Space, Matao-Anu, Mate-Anu or Whakatoro-Anu.

Whakatoro-Anu

One of 4 storm-gods. Occasionally known as Whakatoro-Anu, Cold Space Creeping On, Cold Space Creeping On, Multitude of Space, Multitude of Space, Matao-Anu, Mate-Anu or Whakarere-Anu.

Where-Ao

An ancestral creator god. Also known as Where-Ao.

White Kingdom

The realm of the moon-goddess, Lona. Sometimes referred to as White Kingdom.

Wigan

Brother and husband of Bugan. This couple were the sole survivors of the flood in the lore of the Philippines. Also called Wigan.

Wirachita

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Wisnu

A Balinese god, guardian of the north. Son of Bataru Guru. Consort of Dewi Sri. Sometimes referred to as Wisnu, Narai, Narai, Vishnu, Vishnu, Abjaja, Abjayoni, Adhoksaja, Dakshina, Lord Creator, Lord of Sacred Wisdom, Lord of the Universe, Padma, Padma-Nabha, Primaeval Being, Vasu, Visnu, Wishnu, World Maintainer, Achyuta, Acyata, Adimurti, Ananta, Anatas(h)ayana, Annamurti, Bhumiya, Caturmurti, Dakshina, Dhanvantari, Dharma, Dhruva, Erlanga, Girija, hamsa, Hanuman, Hayagriva, Hrsikesa, Ishvara, Jala-Shayin, Janardana, Kala, Kesava, Mahadeva, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mandhatha, Manmatha, Mohini, Mukunda, Narada, Narasinha, Narayana, Padma(-Nabha), 'pervader', Panchayudha, Pandurganga, Piyusaharana, Pradyumna, Pr(i)thu, Rsabha, Salagrama, S(h)amba, Trivikrama, Vasu, Venkata, Viratapurusa, Vis(h)varupa, Vithoba, Vitthali, Vyasa, Yajna, Yajnesh(var)a, Buddhist Akshobhya, Cambodian Hari, Harihara, Prah Noreai-Narayana, Chinese Wu-shun, Japanese Ashuku, Javanese Kresna, Sadana, Sadona, Pacific Islands Poe Mpalaburu, Thai Narayana, Phra Narai, Jagannath, Prabu Makukuwan, Prabu Makukuwan, Hindu Vishnu, Hindu Vishnu, Akshobhya, Ashuku, Avalokiteshvara, Kuan Yin or Upulvan.

Wulleb

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Yalafath

A creator-god of the Caroline Islands. At times, identified as Yalafath.

Yama-Raja

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Young Spider

Son of Old Spider. This deity is credited with the creation of fire. In some accounts, identified as Young Spider.

Yungayung

A guardian spirit of the Philippines. Also identified as Yungayung, Spitter or Spitter.

Yusup

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Pacific Islands Mythology