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

A'a

A Polynesian god. 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. In some accounts, called Abaia.

Abang Salamat

A retainer of Anggun Nan Tungga. On occassion, called Abang Salamat.

Abe Antak

An Indonesian creator-god. Called Abe Antak.

Abog

A god of the hunt in the Philippines. Also called Abog.

Abokas

The home of the dead in the New Hebrides. Known as Abokas, Banoi or Banoi.

adab

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

Adam

A deity in the Philippines. Son of Kadaklan and Agemem. Brother of Balujen. In some accounts, identified as Adam.

Adarno

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

Adaro

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Adi-Mailagu

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Aditingga

An Indonesian volcano-god. At times, known as Aditingga.

Afa

A Samoan storm-god. On occassion, called Afa.

Agemem

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

Agunua

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Ahifatumoana

A Tahitian sea-demon. In some references, identified 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. Also commonly referred to 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. Occasionally identified as Akatauire.

Ake

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akua

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

Akua

A creator-god of Hawaii. At times, identified 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. Occasionally called alekoki.

Alo'alo

A weather-god in Tonga. Sometimes known as Alo'alo, 'fanner' or 'fanner'.

Aloya

A girl loved by the giant Arogo. In some accounts, known as Aloya.

Aluelap

The omniscient son of a sky-god. Grandson of Ligoupup. In some lore, occasionally identified as 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. Identified as Aluluei.

Alutanga Nuku

A chieftain for whom the hero Atonga. Built a magical canoe. Sometimes identified as Alutanga Nuku.

Amaite-Rangi

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Amori

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Aneka-Warna

A garden of the gods. At times, identified as Aneka-Warna.

Angarua

Wife of Mokoiro in the lore of the Mangaia Islanders. On occassion, called Angarua.

ani

Ancestors of the Caroline Islanders. Occasionally 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. Occasionally identified as 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. Sometimes called anito.

Anjinmar

The 'little people of the Marshall Islands. At times, known 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. At times, referred to as anta kusuma.

Antaboga

A primaeval cosmic serpent. He meditated to produce Bedawang, the turtle which supports the earth. On occassion, known as Antaboga.

Anti

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Anuanua

The rainbow that was made from the canoe of Oro. Also called Anuanua.

Anulap

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Anut

A creator-god of Bilibili. Occasionally known as Anut.

Ao

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Ao-Kahiwahiwa

A child of Tawhiri. On occassion, identified as Ao-Kahiwahiwa.

Ao-Kanapanapa

A child of Tawhiri. Also commonly known as Ao-Kanapanapa.

Ao-Marama

A Polynesian god of light. Offspring of Te-Ao. Parent of Ao-tu-roa. Occasionally called Ao-Marama, New Zealand Te-Ao-Marama or New Zealand Te-Ao-Marama.

Ao-Nui

A child of Tawhiri. Sometimes known as Ao-Nui.

Ao-Pakakina

A child of Tawhiri. Also identified as Ao-Pakakina.

Ao-Pakarea

A child of Tawhiri. Sometimes known as Ao-Pakarea.

Ao-Potango

A child of Tawhiri. At times, referred to as Ao-Potango.

Ao-Pouri

A child of Tawhiri. Referred to as Ao-Pouri.

Ao-Roa

A child of Tawhiri. At times, known as Ao-Roa.

Ao-Takawe

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

Ao-Toto

A culture hero or god. 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. In some accounts, known as Ao-tu-roa.

Ao-Whekere

A child of Tawhiri: the realm of darkness. In some references, known as Ao-Whekere.

Ao-Whetuma

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

Aokeu

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Apa-hau

A Polynesian storm demon. In some references, identified as Apa-hau.

Apakura

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Apo-Katawan

A god of a Negrito tribe in the Philippines. In some references, known as Apo-Katawan.

Aponibolinayen

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Aponitolau

The sun. Husband of Aponibolinayen. Father of Kanag. In some references, referred to as Aponitolau, Ini-Init or Ini-Init.

Apu-Hau

A Hawaiian storm-god. Son of Tawhiri. Also commonly called Apu-Hau.

Apu-Ko-Hai

A fish-god of the Mangaia Islanders. Sometimes known as Apu-Ko-Hai.

Ara Tiotio

A Polynesian god of whirlwinds. In some lore, occasionally known as Ara Tiotio, Ara Tiatia, Ara Tiatia, Aratiatia, Aratiatia, Irihia, Tahekeroa, Tahekaroa, Australian Awhiowhio or Australian Awhiowhio.

Arahuta

Daughter of Tawhaki by Tangotango. Occasionally called Arahuta.

Arematapopoto

A Tahitian sea demon. Also commonly called Arematapopoto, Aremata-Popoa or Aremata-Popoa.

Aremataroroa

A Tahitian sea demon. Occasionally called 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 referred to as Ariki Kafika Tuisifo.

ariki-rahi

A Polynesian king regarded as a deity. In some lore, occasionally known as ariki-rahi.

Arimbi

A giantess. Mother of Gatutkaca by Bima. Also commonly referred to as 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. Sometimes referred to as Arogo.

Aroture

A moon-goddess of the Cook Islands. Daughter of Tinrau and Ina. Sister of Koro. On occassion, called 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. At times, referred to as Asuang.

Atanua

A goddess of the dawn in the Marquesas. Wife of Atea. She and her husband created many other deities. Sometimes known 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. Also called 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. Also 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. Sometimes called Atua I Kafika.

Atua I Raropuka

A creator being. With Atua Fafine he dragged the island of Tikopia from the bottom of the ocean. Sometimes identified 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. Also called Auraka.

Auriaria

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

Autahi

The star Canopus as god of the heavens. On occassion, identified as 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'. Also called Ave-aitu.

Bagaspati

A woodland-god of Bali. Also known 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. Also known as Baiyuhibi.

Bake

An Indonesian ogress. Called 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 accounts, identified as Baladewa.

Bale Fe'e

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

balepa

In the lore of New Britain, the body of someone newly dead flying in the air on a mat. In some references, referred to as balepa.

Balitok

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Baliu

A god who controls the human. Life span. Identified as Baliu.

Balujen

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

Banoi

The land of dead in the New Hebrides. In some lore, occasionally identified as Banoi, Abokas or Abokas.

bao

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bariaua

In Melanesia, harmless spirits living in tree trunks. On occassion, called bariaua.

Barong

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

Basudewa

The name for Vasudeva in the Pacific. At times, called Basudewa.

Basuki

In the lore of Bali, a serpent of the underworld: the serpent on which Wisnu rests. At times, 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. Identified as Batara Kala.

Batari

A name applied to Bairawi, Durga and Kali. At times, referred to as Batari, Bairawi, Bairawi, Ambu Dewi, Hindu Durga or Kali.

bayang

The soul regarded as the breath of life. Sometimes referred to as bayang.

Bedawang

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Bego Tanutanu

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begu

A ghost: a messenger of the gods. Also called begu.

Berbalang

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Beygawa

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Bharada

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Bherava

An aspect of Buddha or Siwa. In some accounts, 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. In some lore, occasionally known as bomala.

bonito maiden

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boroka

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

Boru Deak Parudjar

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Bu

In Melanesian lore, the female demon Metakorab. Also identified as 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. In some references, referred to 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. In some lore, occasionally 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. Sometimes identified as Bugan.

bujangga

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Bulotu

Paradise, the home of the dead, in the lore of Tonga. Also commonly referred to as Bulotu.

Bulu

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

Bumugi

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

bungisngis

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Burotu

The Fijian paradise. Sometimes known as Burotu.

buta

An evil demon in Indonesian lore. A version of a buta which has hooked teeth is called a buta cakil. Also commonly called buta, buta cakil or buta cakil.

Bwebweso

The Melanesian afterworld. Sometimes identified 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. Known as 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. Also commonly identified as Chonguita.

Cibaciba

An entrance to the land of the dead in the lore of Fiji. In some lore, occasionally called 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. Occasionally referred to as Curve of the Whale Tooth.

Dabage

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Dakuwanga

A Fijian shark god. Known as Dakuwanga.

Damura

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Dapie

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Darago

Wife of Mandarangan. Identified as Darago.

Darma

The Indonesian version of Dharma. He is reincarnated as Yudistira in the Mahabarata stories. In some accounts, identified as Darma, Yudistira or Yudistira.

dat

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

De-Ai

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

De-Babou

In the lore of the Gilbert Islands, one of the first pair of humans. Twin of De-Ai. Also commonly referred to as De-Babou.

Degei

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deva

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dewi

A general name for a goddess in Indonesia. Occasionally 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 lore, occasionally identified 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. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Digawina.

divata

A general name for a deity in the Philippines. Also commonly called 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. Also identified as Dogaira.

Dokanikani

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Drakulu

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

Dresterata

A Javanese version of Dhartarashthra. Son of Abiasa and Amika. Husband of Gandari. Father of the Korawas. Occasionally called Dresterata, Hindu Dhritarashtra or Hindu Dhritarashtra.

Dudugera

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Dumok

One of the 8 Spitters. In some lore, occasionally called Dumok, Dirt, Dirt, Spitter, Spitter, Bumugi, Dumudin, Itcher, Soft-Rot or Tudong.

Dumudin

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

Durgandini

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

Dwendi

Powerful gods of the Philippines. These deities are said to live in caves. Also known 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. At times, identified as Eldesh, The.

Ele'ele

The first woman, in the lore of Samoa. Wife of Fetu. Occasionally identified 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. Called 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. Sometimes called Evergreen Land, Ryugu, Ryugu, Ryu Kyu, Ryukyu, Japanese Ryugu or Japanese Ryugu.

Fa'ahotu

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Fa'atiu

A Samoan wind-god. Sometimes 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. Occasionally called Faivarongo.

Fale-o-le fe'e

A stone temple said to have been. Built by Fe'e, a Samoan god of war. In some references, 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. Occasionally referred to as Fetu.

Fevanga

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figona

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Fisaga

The god of soft sea breezes. In some references, 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. In some references, referred to 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. In some accounts, called Frum, John.

Fue

A Samoan god of the sweet potato. Son of Tagaloa. Occasionally known as Fue.

Ganindo

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gecko

Some tribes regard this small reptile as an ancestral spirit. In some accounts, referred to as gecko.

gelatik

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

gemala

A precious stone said to be carried in the head of a cobra. In some lore, occasionally called gemala.

Gergasis

A race of enormous Indonesian giants. In some accounts, known 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. Also called Ginem.

Gogo

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

Gora-Daileng

God of the underworld of the Caroline Islanders. At times, referred to as Gora-Daileng.

guna-guna

In Indonesia, witchcraft and magic. Occasionally referred to as guna-guna.

Guru ri Seleng

One of the first beings in the lore of Sulawesi. Brother of Sangkuruwira. Father of Nyilitimo. Referred to 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 identified as Ha-loa.

Haikili

A Hawaiian thunder-god. At times, identified as Haikili.

Hakona Tipu

The south wind. In some lore, occasionally known 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. At times, identified as halulu.

Hantu Ayer

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

Hantu Kuang

A dangerous ghost, said to have 100 eyes. Also referred to as Hantu Kuang.

Hantu Uri

A placenta-spirit who causes problems. Arising after child-birth. Also identified 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 called Haronga.

Hasibwari

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Hatea-motua

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Hau Maringi

A god of mists. Son of Ua. Also called Hau Maringi.

Haumea

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Hawaiki

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heiau

A temple built of lava in Hawaii. At times, referred to as heiau.

heitiki

An amulet. In some references, identified as 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 called Hina-te-Ngaru-Moana.

Hina-tu-a-uta

Mother of Oro. Also referred to as Hina-tu-a-uta.

Hina-uri

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Hine-ahu-one

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Hine-i-Tapeka

A fire-goddess. Occasionally known as Hine-i-Tapeka.

Hine-kau-Ataata

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

Hine Piripiri

Mother of Matuko. Wife of Tawhaki. In some accounts, called Hine Piripiri.

Hine Titama

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Hine Titamauri

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

Hine-tu-Whenua

A benevolent wind-goddess. Occasionally called Hine-tu-Whenua.

Hine-tuanange

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

Hinemaka

She was captured by Maru when he raided the compound of Whakaputa and married Maru's son. Also commonly known as Hinemaka, a Polynesian maiden or a Polynesian maiden.

Hintubuhet

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

hituhitu

A spirit of the dead appearing to the living. At times, identified as 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. Sometimes identified as Hoa-Tapu.

hoga

Gnomes or dwarfs. Also known as hoga.

Honoyeta

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hornbill

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Hotu

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

Hotu Hiva

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hotua poro

Samoan monsters. Occasionally referred to as hotua poro.

Houhou

The home of Timbehes. Occasionally identified as Houhou, Place of Sleep or Place of Sleep.

Hua'atua

A god. Father of Taurua. Occasionally known as Hua'atua.

Hui Tarara

The Polynesian version of Gemini. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Hui Tarara, Na Ainanu or Na Ainanu.

Hula

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

I'i

Sister of Sava. She and her brother became ancestors of the people of Savai'i, a Samoan island. At times, referred to as I'i.

I-qong

In Melanesian lore, a god of the night. He sold Qat the darkness of night in exchange for some pigs. Occasionally referred to 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. At times, identified as Icho-kalakal, Icho, Icho, gingko or Icho Kalakal.

idan

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

Idoiho

A creator-god in the Society Islands. Also known as Idoiho.

Ihoiho

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

Ihova

The god of the Papuan cargo-cult. He is depicted as wearing modern Western clothes. Also 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 references, known as Ika Tere.

Ila

In the lore of Samoa, the first woman. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Ila, Ida, Ida or Ira.

Ilaheva

Wife of the Tongan. Worm-god Eitumatupua. Mother of Ahoietu. Sometimes known as Ilaheva.

Ilai

An Indonesian sun-god. Consort of Indara. Together they made men by making stones and breathing life into them. Also identified 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. Occasionally known 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. At times, known 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. In some accounts, referred to as Irjojrilik.

Isokalakal

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Itcher

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

Iva

The Polynesian realm of the spirits of the dead. Also commonly referred to as Iva.

Ivo

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Jari

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Jemaliwat

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jin

A demon. Sometimes identified as 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. Identified as Ka'ioi.

Kaboniyan

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kabu

A soul which can take on a visible. Form. At times, referred to as kabu.

Kadaklan

A supreme deity in the Philippines. Husband of Agemem. Father of Adam and Balujen. At times, identified as Kadaklan.

Kae

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

Kaehehe

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Kagauaha

A benevolent serpent-goddess. In some references, called Kagauaha.

Kaha'i

A Hawaiian lightning-god. Also known 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. In some references, referred to as Kahiki, Hawaiian Hawaiki or Hawaiian Hawaiki.

Kahoali

A sorcerer-god of Hawaii. God of the underworld. In some accounts, 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. On occassion, 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 called Kaitu.

kakaluk

An amulet in the form of a bag of stones. At times, identified as kakaluk.

Kakamora

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Kakangora

The name for the Kakamora in the Solomon Islands. In some accounts, called 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. In some accounts, called 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. In some accounts, referred to as Kalou-Vu.

kalulu

The spirit of the individual, in the lore of New Britain. Sometimes called 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. In some lore, occasionally known 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. On occassion, identified as Kane-huna-moku.

Kane-oe-E

The triad of gods, Kane, Ku and Lono. Occasionally known 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 called kanikani.

Kapipikauila

A Polynesian demon killed by Kaua. In some references, known as Kapipikauila.

Kapo

A Hawaiian goddess. Sister of Hiiaka and Pele. Mother of Laka. Also identified as Kapo.

Kapua

A trickster demi-god in Hawaii. In some accounts, identified as Kapua.

kapuku

The Polynesian art of restoring the dead to life. Known as kapuku.

Karaeng Lowe

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

Karaia-I-Te-Ata

Daughter of Miru. In some accounts, known as Karaia-I-Te-Ata.

karakia

A Polynesian incantation: a plea to the gods: a magic formula. In some lore, occasionally known as karakia.

Karaperamun

An early Melanesian god. He is said to be reincarnated in John Frum, revered in the Cargo Cult of Vanuata. In some lore, occasionally known as Karaperamun.

Karawata

A Melanesian woman. It is said that she gave birth to a spiritbird, the cockatoo. In some lore, occasionally identified as Karawata.

karawatoniga

Benevolent coastal spirits of Melanesia. In some accounts, called karawatoniga.

Kariki

Brother of Tawhaki. Identified 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. In some references, called 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 known 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 identified as Kele.

Kelea

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Kembal

A semi-divine hero of Keraki. Also known as Kembal.

keremat

The power of miracle-working of saints. Sometimes referred to as keremat.

Ki'i

The Hawaiian name for Tiki. Sometimes known 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. In some references, referred to as Kilioa.

Kilot

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kilu

A Hawaiian song-festival and recital of legends. Sometimes identified as kilu.

Kimat

A dog of lightning in the Philippines, owned by Tadaklan. In some accounts, called 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. Known as Kitimil.

Kiwa

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

Klodan

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Klontjing

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knupa

The Hawaiian demi-gods, as opposed to the gods, the akua. Also known as knupa.

ko

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Kobine

Daughter of Naredu. She helped her father create the earth. On occassion, referred to as Kobine.

Koevasi

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

Kohai

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

Kohara

The female progenitor of all tuna. Fish. Sometimes called Kohara.

Kohu

A god of mists. In some accounts, known as Kohu.

Koiakutu

The hill of lice, part of the Melanesian. Afterworld. In some references, identified as Koiakutu.

Koiti

Son of Auahi-Turoa and Mahuika. Brother of Konui, Koroa, Manawa and Mapere. On occassion, referred to as Koiti.

Kona

A fabulous race of giants in Ponape. Occasionally referred to as 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. Also identified as Konui.

Kore-te-rawea

A Polynesian deity. Offspring of Kore-te-whiwhia. Occasionally referred to as 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 commonly referred to as Kore-te-tamaua, New Zealand Te-kore-tamaua or New Zealand Te-kore-tamaua.

Kore-te-whiwhia

A Polynesian deity: the primaeval void. In some references, referred to as Kore-te-whiwhia, Kore-whiwhia, Kore-whiwhia, New Zealand Kore-whiwhia or New Zealand Kore-whiwhia.

Korero

Wife of Tangaroa. Sometimes identified as Korero.

Koro

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

Koroa

Son of Auahi-Turoa and Mahuika. Brother of Koiti, Konui, Manawa and Mayere. In some references, identified as Koroa.

Koura-abi

A Beru warrior who invaded the Gilbert Islands. He was the man who broke the sacred tree, Kai-n-tiku-aba. In some accounts, known as Koura-abi, Kourabi or Kourabi.

Ku

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Ku-Ka-Pau

A name for Ku as 'constructor'. In some references, called 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'. Also 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. In some accounts, called Kui.

Kuila-moku

A god of medicine in Hawaii. At times, known as Kuila-moku.

Kuku-Lau

A sea-goddess. She causes mirages to delude sailors. Also known as Kuku-Lau.

Kumokomba

An Indonesian god of fate. Son of Lichambene. Occasionally identified as Kumokomba.

Kumu-honua

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Kumu-Tonga-I-Te-Po

Daughter of Miru. At times, referred to as Kumu-Tonga-I-Te-Po.

Kumulipo

The Hawaiian creator-hymn of over 2,000 lines, composed c. 1700. In some lore, occasionally identified as Kumulipo.

kupua

Indonesian demi-gods. Also known as kupua.

Kura

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Kuruma

An Indonesian version of the tortoise, Kurma. In some references, called Kuruma.

Kuwatawata

A guardian of Pou-Tere-Rangi, the entrance gate of the Polynesian heaven. Occasionally identified as Kuwatawata.

Kuwe

A lizard-goddess of the Moluccas. Sometimes identified as Kuwe.

Kuwera

An Indonesian god of wealth. On occassion, referred to as 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 lore, occasionally known as La'i-La'I.

Lahatala

A sky-god who created the heavens. In some accounts, identified as Lahatala, Tuniai or Tuniai.

Lajnan

A creator deity in Micronesia. This being is envisaged as a worm. Also known as Lajnan.

Laka

A Hawaiian goddess of rainstorms. Guardian goddess of dancers. Daughter of Kapo. Sister or wife of Lono. Also called Laka.

Lalikian

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

Lalo-honua

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Lamesisi

A semi-divine. In some accounts, known as Lamesisi.

Langit

An Indonesian sky-god. Occasionally identified as Langit, Polynesian Rangi or Polynesian Rangi.

Laponga

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Lata

A Samoan hero. Also commonly referred to 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. In some accounts, 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 identified as Laufakanaa.

Lean

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Lejman

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Leofos

Wife of Paluelap. Mother of Rongelap and Rongerik. On occassion, known as Leofos.

Lewalevu

An underworld goddess in Fiji. She receives the souls of the dead when they arrive in Bulu. Also commonly 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. In some references, identified as Lewoj, 'nadir' or 'nadir'.

leyak

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li'oa

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Liat

A race of fabulous giants on Ponape. Sometimes called 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. On occassion, referred to 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. Sometimes known as Lijebage, Lady Turtle or Lady Turtle.

Limu

A Tongan primaeval deity. God of the dead. Consort of Kele. At times, referred to as Limu, Rimu or Rimu.

Lingadua

A Fijian one-armed drum-god. Occasionally identified 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, known 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 identified as Lokoman.

lolok

Gnomes, in the lore of Indonesia. 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. Occasionally referred to as Lorok.

Losi

A guardian-god of the taro. Son of Tangaloa. In some lore, occasionally identified as Losi.

Lu'ukia

The Hawaiian version of Rukutia. Also commonly known as Lu'ukia.

Lugeilan

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Luka-Kane

A Hawaiian god of sports. On occassion, known as Luka-Kane.

Lumawig

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Lumukaka

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Lupe

The dove created by Malamanganga'e and Malamangangaifo. Occasionally called Lupe.

Maapita

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Magigi

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

Maglawa

The underworld in the Philippines: the ancestral soul. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Maglawa, Gimokodan or Gimokodan.

Mahacabatara

A name for Siwa in the Philippines. At times, called 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. Sometimes called Mahendradatta.

Mahi

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

mahiki

The road which leads to Lua-a-Milu. Also referred to as mahiki.

Mahina

A Hawaiian moon-goddess. Mother of Puna and Hema by Ai. Kanaka, some say. In some lore, occasionally known as 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. In some references, identified as 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. Also 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. At times, known as 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. Referred to as Makea, Makea-Tutara or Makea-Tutara.

Makemake

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Makihiki

A festival in honour of Lono which lasts for 4 months. In some accounts, identified as Makihiki.

Maku

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makutu

Polynesian witchcraft. In some lore, occasionally referred to as makutu.

Malamanganga'e

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

Malaveyovo

In the lore of the Goodenough. Islands, a cannibal. Also identified as Malaveyovo.

Mamao

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

mana

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Manama

A creator-god in the Philippines. In some references, 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. Sometimes referred to as maneaba.

Manga

Consort of Tueva. Mother of Tiki and Veetini. Also identified as Manga.

Mangaroa

The Milky Way, in Polynesian lore. In some lore, occasionally referred to 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. In some accounts, identified as Mapere.

marae

A sacred place: a temple. In some accounts, known as marae.

Marawa

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mareikura

In Polynesian lore, nymphs of heaven. Attendants of Io. On occassion, identified 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 accounts, called masalai.

Masi

A Melanesian spirit of the foolish dead. At times, identified 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. Occasionally called Mata-Fatu-Rau.

Mata Upolu

In Polynesian lore, the east wind. In some accounts, known as Mata Upolu.

matagi

The winds, controlled by Maui. Occasionally known as matagi.

Matagi

A Samoan wind-god. Also commonly called Matagi.

matakau

An amulet, sometimes in the form of an animal figure, used to deter. Thieves. In some accounts, called matakau.

Matao-Anu

One of 4 storm-gods. Also identified 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. Occasionally referred to as 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. Also commonly known as Matu'u-ta'u-ta'ua.

Matuku

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Matuu

The god of the north wind. On occassion, called Matuu.

Maui

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Maui-Pae

brother of Maui In some lore, occasionally known as Maui-Pae.

Maui-Potiki

A name for Maui as 'last-born'. Also identified as Maui-Potiki, Maui, Maui, Aitu, Mawi, Mowee, Koriro, Maui-Tikitiki or Tama Rangi.

Maui-Roto

brother of Maui Also commonly identified as Maui-Roto.

Maui-Taha

Brother of Maui. On occassion, referred to as Maui-Taha.

Maui-Tikitiki

A name for Maui as 'topknot'. Also commonly called Maui-Tikitiki, Maui, Maui, Aitu, Mawi, Mowee, Koriro, Maui-Potiki or Tama Rangi.

Maui-Whao

Brother of Maui. In some references, identified as Maui-Whao.

Mauleon

A giant who was released by Tinoso. In some lore, occasionally known as Mauleon.

Menehune

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Meragbuto

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Merau

A goddess of death. Sometimes known as Merau.

Merong Mahawangsa

A prince. Ruler of the Gergasis. Also commonly 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. In some accounts, referred to as Mesede.

Metakorab

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

Miru

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Moa

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Moana-Irakau

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Moe

A Tahitian deity. Known as Moe.

Moikeha

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Moko

Father of all lizards. Known as Moko, Tu-te-Wehiwehi or Tu-te-Wehiwehi.

Mokoiro

Brother of Rangi. Husband of Angarua. Occasionally called 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. Sometimes referred to 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. On occassion, identified as Motikitik.

Motoro

A god of the Cook Islands. Also identified 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. At times, identified as Muliele Alii.

Multitude of Space

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Mumhange

In some accounts, a wife of Tane. In some lore, occasionally identified as Mumhange.

munajim

A Malaysian astrologer and diviner. Sometimes identified as munajim.

Muri-ranga-wenhua

An ancestress of the trickster-god. Maui. Maui used her jawbone, with which he was invisible, as a weapon. In some references, called Muri-ranga-wenhua.

Mutuhei

A primordial god of silence in the Society Islands. Occasionally called Mutuhei.

Muu-muu

Cannibal ogres of Guadalcanal and Mala. These beings are said to babble in some unknown language. In some accounts, identified as Muu-muu.

mwaro

In New Caledonia, a shrine where the sacred stones, the bao, are kept. Known 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 referred to as Nabangatai.

Nabiata

A messenger for the creator-god, Opo. Occasionally identified as Nabiata.

Nafanua

A Samoan war-goddess. At times, known as Nafanua.

Nai Thombo Thombo

In some versions, the Fijian. Underworld. At times, referred to 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. In some references, 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 called Nangananga.

Naniumlap

The god of fertility in the Carolines. Sometimes 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. Also known as Ndauthina.

Ndengei

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Nei Auti

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

Nei Marena

A goddess of the Gilbert Islands. Daughter of Na Atibu and Nei Teukez. Sometimes identified as Nei Marena.

Nei Nguiriki

An ancestor of the Gilbert Islanders. Wife of Bakoa. Mother of Taburimai and Teanoi. In some references, identified 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. In some accounts, known as Nevi Yanan.

Nga Atua

The sixth heaven in the lore of the Polynesians. Called Nga Atua.

Ngabal

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

Ngani-Vatu

A huge, man-eating bird in the lore of Fiji. Also referred to 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. Sometimes referred to as ngaro.

Ngaru

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Ngurai

A Fijian god. Also referred to as Ngurai, Qurai or Qurai.

Night of Tradition

The past in the lore of the islanders. Also identified 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. Occasionally identified 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. In some references, called No'a-huruhuru, Hairy Chief or Hairy Chief.

Nopitu

Spirits of Banks Island. In some accounts, referred to as 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. In some references, referred to as Nyilitimo.

Obagat

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obat hidup

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

Okova

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Old Spider

A creator-goddess. Mother of Young Spider. On occassion, 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. Referred to as Olo-sipa.

Olo-sopa

A god of the Carolines. Twin of Olo-sipa. With Olo-sipa he built the huge fortified stone enclosures. Also identified as Olo-sopa.

Olofat

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Omonga

An Indonesian moon-goddess. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Omonga.

Ompu Tuhan Mula Jada

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Ono

A god of song, a name of Rongo in the Marquesas. Occasionally referred to as Ono, 'sound' or 'sound'.

Opo

A creator-god in the Moluccas. Sometimes known as Opo.

oripo

A sage who knows and recites the ancestry of the Tahitians. In some references, known as 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. Occasionally called Oro-Tetefa.

Paao

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

Pachet

An undersea paradise in the lore of the Caroline Islanders. Sometimes identified as Pachet.

Pahuanuiapitaaiterai

A sea-demon of Tahiti. Occasionally identified as Pahuanuiapitaaiterai, Pahuanui or Pahuanui.

Paikea

God of sea-creatures. Offspring of Rangi and Papa. Occasionally called Paikea.

Paka'a

Wind-god of Hawaii. He is credited with the invention of the sail. Sometimes called Paka'a.

Pakasa Uru

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

Palasara

Husband of Durgandini. Father of Abiasa. Occasionally identified as Palasara.

Paliuli

The Hawaiian paradise. Occasionally called Paliuli.

Paluelap

A deity of the Caroline Islands. Husband of Leofas. Father of Rongelap and Rongerik. Also called Paluelap.

pandé

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

Panggu

A creator-god in Melanesia. Sometimes called Panggu, Chinese Pan-ku or Chinese Pan-ku.

Panoi

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

panyao

A bao which, it is said, contains the soul of a great hero. Occasionally identified 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. Sometimes called Parwati, Prawati, Prawati, Parvati, Uma or Uma.

Patinaya Nei

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Pedro

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Pekai

Wife of Sido. Also commonly referred to as Pekai.

Pele

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Peopling Vine

The vine planted by Tangaroa at creation and from which the human. Race sprang. On occassion, identified 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. On occassion, referred to 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. In some accounts, called Pili.

Piliwale

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Pintara

A creator-god in Bali. Called Pintara.

Pipiri

The Polynesian name for Castor. At times, called Pipiri.

Po

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Poko-ha-rua-te-po

Wife of Rangi, some say. In some accounts, called Poko-ha-rua-te-po.

Pokop

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ponaturi

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

Pou Tere Rangi

The entrance to heaven guarded. By Kuwatawata. Also called Pou Tere Rangi.

Prawati

The Balinese version of Parvati. At times, 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. In some accounts, referred to as Pu Ma.

Pua-ariki

The ship of Ru. On occassion, referred to as Pua-ariki.

Pua-ne

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

Pua Tu Tahi

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

Pue di Songi

A supreme god in Celebes. In some references, known as Pue di Songi.

Pueliko

The underworld in the Carolines. Occasionally referred to as Pueliko.

Pukatala

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

Pulotu

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Puna

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Punua

A Tahitian thunder-god. Also called Punua.

Pusi

A Polynesian fish-god. Sometimes identified as Pusi, Pusiuraura or Pusiuraura.

Putahi-nui-o-Rehua

The highest of the Polynesian heavens, home of Rehua. Occasionally called Putahi-nui-o-Rehua.

Putolu

In Tonga, the land of the dead. Sometimes called Putolu.

putuperereko

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

Qasavara

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

Qat

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Qatgoro

A stone which split to allow Qat to emerge. Occasionally identified 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. Also 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. Also identified as Rail.

Raivuki

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

Raka

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Rakim

The carpenter-god of the Carolines. Also referred to as Rakim.

Rangahore

In some accounts, a wife of Tane who produced stone. Called Rangahore.

Rangda

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

Rangi-Atea

A name of Rangi in Tuamotu. In some accounts, identified as Rangi-Atea.

Rangi Haupapa

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Rangi Tuarea

The tenth heaven, in Polynesian lore. Called Rangi Tuarea.

Rangima

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

Rangiuri

A Samoan sky-god. Offspring of Ao and Po. On occassion, known as Rangiuri, Rangima, Rangima, 'light sky', 'dark sky' or 'dark sky'.

Raohenga

A realm below the surface of the earth, home of the Turehu. Also called Raohenga.

Rapanuate

A Melanesian tribal hero. In some lore, occasionally known as Rapanuate.

Rarohenga

The home of the fairies: the underworld. Occasionally identified 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. On occassion, referred to as Red Heads.

Rehua

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Rerenga-waitua

An entrance to the Polynesian. Underworld. At times, referred to as Rerenga-waitua.

Rice Mother

A Balinese guardian of the rice-fields. In some lore, occasionally identified as 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. Sometimes referred to as Riiki, 'eel' or 'eel'.

Rimogaio

A fabulous race of giants. On occassion, identified as Rimogaio, Ponape Kona, Ponape Kona, Liat, Liat, Kona or Marshall Islands Rimogaio.

Ro lei

Wife of Qat. Identified as Ro lei.

Ro'o

The chanter-god of Tahiti, curer of illness. Son of Atea. In some references, referred to 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. Also referred to as Rokola.

Rokomautu

A Fijian creator-god. One of the Kalou-Vu. Son of Ndengei. In some lore, occasionally identified as Rokomautu.

Rokoua

Brother-in-law of Okova. He helped Okova to kill the monstrous bird, Ngani-Vaku. In some lore, occasionally referred to as 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 referred to 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. Also commonly referred to as Rongo-mai, 'water-food' or 'water-food'.

Rongo-Maui

A manifestation of Rongo who brought the yam from heaven. At times, called 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 known 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. 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. Sometimes identified as Ru, Ruu or Ruu.

Rua-i-tupra

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

Ruahaku

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Ruange

Wife of Akatauire. Referred to as Ruange.

Ruanu'u

A Tahitian deity. In some accounts, called Ruanu'u.

Ruki

An eel-god of the Gilbert Islands. Son of Na-atibu and Nei Teukez. Also commonly known as 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 commonly called Salevao.

Samonekoaner

A deity. Brother of Olofat, some say. Occasionally referred to 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. Also commonly called Saraswati.

Sau Kompul

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

Sau Telur

A tyrant killed by Isokalakal. Sometimes identified 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. Sometimes known as Sava.

Savali

A Samoan messenger-god. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Savali.

Savea Si'uleo

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

Semara

A Balinese god of love. Occasionally called Semara.

Sepi Malosi

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Setesuyara

A Bali goddess of the underworld. She was said to rule jointly with Batara Kala. Also commonly referred to as 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. Called Silent Country.

Siloo

Sister of Dapie. Also 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. Occasionally identified as singa.

Siovili

Chief priest of an eponymous cult. Founded in Samoa. Occasionally 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. Occasionally 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. Also identified as Soft-Rot, Spitter, Spitter, Bumugi, Dumudin, Dumok, Itcher or Tudong.

Solanang

A deity who appeared in both. Male and female forms. In some references, known 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. At times, referred to as Suqe-mutua.

Sweet-eyes

Daughter of Degei. Referred to 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. Occasionally called Tabakea, Turtle or Turtle.

Tabuariki

A thunder-god of the Gilbert Islands. Also identified as Tabuariki, Tabuerik or Tabuerik.

Taburimai

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Tadaklam

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

Tafua

A Polynesian rain-god. In some references, 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. Sometimes known as Tagamaling, Buso, Buso or Tigbanua.

Tagaro

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Tahinariki

Mother of Pere, some say. On occassion, known as Tahinariki.

Tahiti Tokerau

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Tahu

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tahua

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Taichue

A sea-god. Occasionally identified as Taichue.

Taisumale

A Samoan god of war, envisaged. As a bat. Also known as Taisumale, Sepi Malosi, Sepi Malosi or Sepo Malosi.

Takaro

a creator-god in the New Hebrides In some references, 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. At times, called Tama-nui-a-Rangi.

Tamapo

A sky-god of Tonga. Occasionally referred to as Tamapo, Tamape, Tamape, Tamapoulialamafoa or Tamapoulialamafoa.

Tamate

A ghost of the New Hebrides. Also known as Tamate.

Tana'oa

A Polynesian primaeval god of darkness. The name of Tangaroa in the Marquesas. Also referred to as Tana'oa, Tanava, Tanava, 'darkness', 'darkness', Erebus, Erebus or Po.

Tanentoa

A Beru warrior who invaded the Gilbert Islands. Sometimes identified as Tanentoa.

Tangaloa

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Tangaro Gilagilala

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

Tangaro Loloqong

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

Tangaroa

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Tangi-kuku

Brother of Ina and Rupe. In some references, referred to as Tangi-kuku.

Tangira

A chieftain of Rarotonga who was deified after his death. Occasionally referred to 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. Also commonly called Taonoui.

tapairu

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Tara

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Taranga

A mortal queen. Mother of Maui by Makea. Occasionally known as Taranga.

Taria Nui

Wooden statues. A Polynesian deity, guardian of fishermen. In some lore, occasionally referred to 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. Sometimes known as tarogoloa.

tatabu

A fetish in which a spirit is said to be trapped. In some lore, occasionally called tatabu.

Tau-uta

A Tahitian deity. Also identified as Tau-uta.

taua

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

Taua Fatuna

Offspring of Limu, god of the dead. Also known as Taua Fatuna.

Tauira-Ahua

Son of Tura and Turakihau. In some lore, occasionally called Tauira-Ahua.

Taumata-Atua

A vegetation god. Sometimes referred to as Taumata-Atua.

Taurua

Daughter of Hua'atua. Sometimes known as Taurua.

Te Aka Ia Roe

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Te-ao

A Polynesian deity. Son of Po. Father of Ao-Marama. In some references, known 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. Also identified as Te Bo ma Te Maki.

Te Bongo Ro

The primordial darkness. Also commonly identified as 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. In some lore, occasionally identified as Te Ikawai.

Te Kikinto

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

Te Maharo

A Tahitian deity. Also commonly known as 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. In some references, referred to as Te Nao.

Te Parai Tea

The home of Tumuteanaoa below the home of Tango in the world. Coconut. On occassion, referred to 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. On occassion, known as Te Putahi Nui.

Te Tanga Engae

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Te Toi-o-nga Rangi

The highest heaven. At times, identified as 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 known as Tele, Tutu, Tutu, Atu, Tutu or Tutu.

Tepotatango

Wife of Rangi, some say. On occassion, identified as Tepotatango.

Tetong

Father of Juan. Also commonly known as Tetong.

Thinland

The highest part of the coconut which is the universe, home of Atea. Also known as Thinland.

Thipelas

In the lore of the Carolines, a woman who married the god Luigelan. Mother of Olofat. On occassion, known as Thipelas.

Ti'i-tapu

Son of Tiki. In some accounts he is regarded as the father of the human race. Sometimes known as Ti'i-tapu.

Tifenua

A fertility god. Son of Pusi. Also called 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 called 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. Sometimes called 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. Also commonly called tindalo.

Tinirau

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Tino Tatta

A creator-god of the Society Islanders. On occassion, known 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. Known as Tinoso, Tinyoso or Tinyoso.

Tintiya

The supreme god of Bali. On occassion, identified as Tintiya.

Tip of the Single Feather

An invincible hero of Flight of the Chiefs. Son of The Eldest. In some accounts, called Tip of the Single Feather.

Tipa

A Melanesian god of healing. The god's shadow appears in the form of a lizard. Occasionally called 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. Sometimes referred to as Tituabine, Lady Tituabine or Lady Tituabine.

Tiwaiwaka

A guardian on the road to paradise. Also referred to as Tiwaiwaka.

Tjalon Arang

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To'a-hiti

A Tahitian deity. In some lore, 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 accounts, referred to as Tonga.

Tongatea

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Touia Fatuna

A Tongan earth-goddess. Daughter of Kele and Limu. Also 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. At times, called Tperakl, Tpereakl, Tpereakl, Tepereakl or Tepereakl.

Tsokelai

The "little people of Ponape." Also identified as 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. In some accounts, known as 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. Also commonly referred to as Tu-Papa, Tu-Neta or Tu-Neta.

Tu Tumu

The Tahitian name for Rangi. Also known 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, identified 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. Known as Tuamoto, New Zealand Tane or New Zealand Tane.

Tudava

A hero of the Tiobrand Islands. Sometimes identified as Tudava.

Tudong

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

Tueva

Father of Veeteni. Also identified as Tueva.

Tuhurururu

Son of Rupe or Tinirau by Hina-keha or Hina-uri. At times, known as 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. 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. At times, identified 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. Also commonly called Tumu-i-te-Are Toka, Tumuitearetoka, Tumuitearetoka, The Great Shark or The Great Shark.

Tumu-ra'i-feuna

A monster octopus. Called Tumu-ra'i-feuna.

Tumudurere

The Papuan lord of the underworld. In some lore, occasionally known 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. In some accounts, 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. Occasionally known 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. On occassion, identified 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. In some accounts, identified as Uakea.

Uekera

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

Uetonga

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

Ukaipu

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

Ukupanipo

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Ulay

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Ulupoka

A Fijian god of evil. Sometimes known as Ulupoka.

Uma

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Upolu

The first woman, in the lore of Samoa. Also known as Upolu.

Upu Lero

A creator-god and sun-god in the Moluccas. Sometimes identified as 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. Also called Uru-Tetefa.

Uti

A goddess who taught the islanders. The art of night-fishing. At times, identified as Uti.

Va'atale

The canoe built by Olo Keu and Oloi- Nano. Sometimes identified as Va'atale.

Vabusi

A home of the spirits of the dead. Also commonly known as Vabusi.

Vahine Nauhatu

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

Vairaumati

Second wife of the god Oro. Also commonly referred to as Vairaumati.

Vaitakere

Father of Ina. Sometimes identified as Vaitakere, Vaitere or Vaitere.

Vaoetare

A malevolent tree-spirit of Fiji. In some accounts, referred to as Vaoetare.

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Veeteni

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Vehine hae

Wild women. These beings were said to carry off men and rape them. In some accounts, known as Vehine hae.

Velema

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vigona

A term for a figona in the Solomon. Islands. In some lore, occasionally called vigona.

Vinmara

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vis

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Vitu

The first woman, in the lore of Fiji. Known as Vitu.

Vue

An ancient race regarded as the builders of the megaliths in the islands. In some accounts, referred to as Vue.

vui

A spirit or demi-god. Occasionally referred to as vui.

Wahieloa

A god of comets. Husband of Pele. On occassion, known as 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. On occassion, referred to as wajera, Indian vajra, Indian vajra, wajro, Javanese wajro, Javanese wajro or vajra.

Wakea

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wananga

Secret lore. Occasionally identified as wananga.

Warohunuga

A creator-god in the Solomon. Islands. At times, referred to as Warohunuga.

Waruna

A Balinese sea-god and wind-god. Consort of Durga. He acted as guardian of the west. At times, 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. Also identified 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 called 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 identified as Where-Ao.

White Kingdom

The realm of the moon-goddess, Lona. At times, known as White Kingdom.

Wigan

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

Wirachita

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Wisnu

A Balinese god, guardian of the north. Son of Bataru Guru. Consort of Dewi Sri. At times, called 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. Known as Yalafath.

Yama-Raja

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Young Spider

Son of Old Spider. This deity is credited with the creation of fire. On occassion, referred to as Young Spider.

Yungayung

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

Yusup

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Pacific Islands Mythology