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Tanaoa

by Micha F. Lindemans
In the myths of Tahuata (the Marquesas), Tanaoa is the god of the primeval darkness. One morning a new god emerged, Atea ("Space"). Freeing himself, Atea made room for Atanua ("Dawn") to arise. Tanaoa was confined to the depths of the ocean where darkness and silence still reign.

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