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tau lepta

Tau-Titi

In the mythology of Mangaia, Tau-Titi is a son of Miru. A nocturnal dance dedicated to and named after him was practised, occasionally with the Tapairu, Tau-Titi's sisters. As soon as the dawn arrives, the Tapairu returned to their home in Avaiki.

References

  • R.D. Craig, Dictionary of Polynesian Mythology (Greenwood Press: New York, 1989), 33-34;
  • W.W. Gill, Myths and Songs of the South Pacific (H.S. King: London, 1876), 256-7.

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