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Wakea

by Micha F. Lindemans
The Hawaiian equivalent of Vatea. His wife Papa gave birth to a calabash, out of which Wakea fashioned the vault of the sky. A different version of this myth relates that Papa was a giant bird who laid an egg which opened and became the island of Hawaii. Soon, green trees grew there and Wakea and Papa went to live there themselves, as the first human beings. It happens quite often that gods descend to earth and live human lives for a time.

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