Te Manava Roa

Pacific Islands - A creator god of the Hervey islanders. He is envisaged as a huge worm. The world is seen as a coconut the root of which is inhabited by three such beings. Te Manava Roa lives at the bottom. Occasionally referred to as Te Manava Roa, Te Aka Ia Roe, Te Aka Ia Roe, Te Tanga Engae, Ta Aka Ia Roe or Ta Aka Ia Roe.

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