Wakea

Pacific Islands - An ancestral chief of Hawaii. Although a mortal, he was the husband of the earth goddess, Papa, by whom he had a daughter, Ho'ohoku-ka-lani. His wife left him when he fathered children on his own daughter; the first was a root which grew into a plant, the second was a human, Ha-loa. In one story he made the world from a gourd borne by Papa. Occasionally identified as Wakea, Rangi, Rangi, Lagi, Langi, Raki, Ranginui, Ranji, Vatea, Atea, Hanui-o-Rangi, La(n)gi, Tu Tumu, Pacific Islands Rangi-Atea, Polynesian Atea, Maori Rangi or Maori Rangi.

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