Tamapo'uli'alamafoa

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In the Polynesian mythology of the Tongan island of ʻAta, the god Tamapoʻuliʻalamafoa[1] is the king of the heavens. He is the one who ordered (through his servants all called Tangaloa (Tangaloa ʻEiki, Tangaloa Tufunga, and Tangaloa ʻAtulongolongo)) the sub-god Laufakanaʻa to become ruler of that island.

According to others, however, Tangaloa ʻEiki was the ancestor god and Tangaloa Tamapoʻulialamafoa, Tangaloa ʻEitumātupuʻa, Tangaloa ʻAtulongolongo, and Tangaloa Tufunga his offspring.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In some sources the name is given as "Tamapo", but this may not be a genuine abbreviation, but rather a careless misquote.

References[edit]

  • E.W. Gifford; Tongan myths and tales, BPB Bulletin 8; 1924
  • ʻO. Māhina, Ko e Ngaahi ʻAta mei he Histōlia mo e Kalatua ʻo Tongá: Ke Tufungaʻi ha Lea Tonga Fakaako, AU 2006, ISBN 978-0-908959-09-9