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Atua

by Micha F. Lindemans
An atua is the spirit of an ancestor in Polynesia, who is revered like a god. The family gods are also atua. They are not worshipped like gods, but they do receive veneration. They can fly and they live in trees, like birds. Atua are sometimes referred to as Nuku-mai-Tore, the "People of the Other World".

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