In the mythology
, Ilaheva Vaepopua
(Ilaheva, living at Vaepopua
) was a mortal woman, the daughter of Seketoa
, who was a chief of Tongatapu, or perhaps a god from Niuatoputapu
. Or maybe she the daughter from a Niuē
chief. It depends on who told the story. But all agree that she became the wife of Tangaloa Eitumātupua
and mother of Ahoeitu
, the first divine king of the Tui Tonga
dynasty in Tonga, around 900 AD.
- R.D. Craig, Dictionary of Polynesian Mythology (Greenwood Press: New York, 1989), 82;
- E.T. Gifford, Tongan Myths and Tales (Honolulu: Bernice P. Bishop Museum Press, 1924), 25-8.