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Ua

by Micha F. Lindemans
The Maori god of rain. He is the father of Hau Marangi, the god of mist or fog. Ua has many name: Ua-Roa ("Long Rain"), Uanui ("Heavy Rain"), Uawhatu ("Hail"), and Ua Nganga ("Rainstorm").

Ua-Roa was one of the gods who caused the earth to be flooded during the war between the sons of Rangi. The Earth-Goddess Papa was entirely submerged so that she remained hidden from the storm caused by Tawhiri-Mahuta. Gradually the showed some of her beautiful parts above sea level and these are the islands of Polynesia.


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