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Tagaro

by Micha F. Lindemans
The volcano-god of Mount Manaro, Ambae Island, Vanuatu. It is believed that human activities may anger him, leading to eruptions. Whenever the volcano shows some activity, they will gather at the crater rim and the chiefs will make a peace offering to Tagaro, such as a boar's tusk, a traditional gesture of appeasement, and offer apologies. They are are sure that the god will listen to them for the speak the language of the volcano.

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  • Also known as:
    Tangaloa
    Tangaroa

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