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Tu Matauenga

by Micha F. Lindemans
The Polynesian god of war (Maori, Maru; Hawaiian, Ku) and sometimes mentioned as the first man. He quarreled with the gods, for such was his nature. Similar to the Greek Cronus, he devoured his children. He was cast out, exiled to the nether regions of darkness. One day, he gathered his forces, the shadowy hosts of Anu, and invaded heaven. After three fierce battles, the gods were finally able to defeat him and threw him back in the netherworld.

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  • Also known as:
    Ta Matauenga

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