Tongan mythology

Tongan mythology

Tongan mythology is a variant of a more general Polynesian mythology in Tonga.

Other prominent entries on Tongan mythology

*Kae and Longopoa
*Kohai, Koau, mo Momo

ee also

*Culture of Tonga
*Polynesian mythology

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