Tangaloa sentence example

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  • The son of Rangi and Papa was Tangaloa (also called Tangaroa and Taaroa), the sea-god and the father of fishes and reptiles.'
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  • In Samoa he is even called Tangaloa-Langi (Tangaloa = heaven).
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  • And if he is the sea-god, we must remember that there is a heavenly as well as an earthly ocean; hence the clouds are sometimes called Tangaloa's ships.
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  • The latter received mythical representation in that most interesting god (but originally rather culture-hero) Maui, who, in NewZealand practically supplants Tangaloa, and becomes the god of the air and of the heaven, the creator and the causer of the flood.2 Speculation opened the usual deep problem; whence came the gods?
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  • But the conception which they had of Tangaloa (Taaroa and Kanaloa in some islands) is of a higher order.
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