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According to a legend in Samoan mythology Tilafaiga was one of the siamese twin sisters who brought the art of tatau (Samoan tattoo) to Samoa from Fiti. In one legend, Tilafaiga's twin sister's name is Taema.

Tilafaiga can also be referred to as Tila fainga or Tila the sportive.[1]

Tilafaiga is the mother of Nafanua, the Samoan goddess of war whose father was Saveasi'uleo the god of the spirit underworld Pulotu.


  1. ^ [1] Samoa, A Hundred Years Ago by George Turner

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