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THE TOP DEITIES IN SAMOAN MYTHOLOGY

SamoaSamoan mythology as a subset of Polynesian mythology will be the subject of this blog post. I have previously covered various deities of the Hawaiian islands and in the future I will address the gods of the other Polynesian island groups. 

*** FOR THE GODS OF OTHER POLYNESIAN ISLAND GROUPS –

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GEGE – A deity who specialized in ridding the Samoan island of Upolu of demons. Operating out of his base at Falealili he roamed the island, met demons in contests of magic and transformed them into stone. Countless unusual rock formations on Upolu are said to be the petrified bodies of the demons overcome by Gege.

PAPA – In other Polynesian island groups Papa is the Earth goddess. In the Samoan pantheon she is Continue reading

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