Aremata-Popoa and Aremata-Rorua

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In the Tahitian story of Rata 'Aremata-Popoto ("tidal wave") and 'Aremata-Roroa ("long wave") are two ocean-dwelling monsters that Rata must overcome.

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  • R.D. Craig, Dictionary of Polynesian Mythology (Greenwood Press: New York, 1989), 13-14;
  • T. Henry, Ancient Tahiti (Bernice P. Bishop Museum: Honolulu, 1928), 470-495.