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Atea – god / force of creation ani – sky etua – gods hoe – paddle hue tana – sideboards koevaeva – a bird which presaged death kuhane – spirits Papa a’o & Havai'i – lower spirit worlds Papa una – upper spirit world po – night sky tai – sea tama – child Tana-oa – god of the wind and sea tata hoata te ma'ania – the light is near breaking tiu – north wind tupuna vehine – grandmother vaka – canoe vavana – sacred chant

Chants

Metani to ahu a / E tiu to ahu a.

My robe is the wind / The northeast wind is my robe

E mao ae Tana-oa / I no te aiai / E vii vii atu Tana-oa / I no te one one

Tana-oa stands erect / On the gleaming billows / Tana-oa glides along / Over the sands

E maohi ae Tana-oa / I te putuki o to ia vaka. / Tapa tapa i vaka / I na vaka nui. / E Tana-oa, Tana-oa, / Tana-ukaki.

Tana-oa seizes / The tenon of his canoe. / Chanting to his canoe, / To the many canoes. / Oh Tana-oa, Tana-oa, / Tana-ukaki.

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