Tahiti-tokerau


Tahiti-tokerau

In the Tuamotu Rata cycle, Tahiti-tokerau was a water-nymph whom Vahi-vero marries. She was abducted by Puna, king of the underworld and rescued by her husband. They then become parents of Rata. and died of cancer

ee also

*Rata (Tuamotu mythology)
*Rātā (Māori mythology)
*Laka (Hawaiian and other Polynesian mythology)

References

*R.D. Craig, "Dictionary of Polynesian Mythology" (Greenwood Press: New York, 1989), 251;
*J.F. Stimson, "Tuamotuan Legends: Island of Anaa" (Honolulu: Bernice P. Bishop Museum Press, 1937), 96-100.


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