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Meaning & History

Means "man" in Maori. In Maori and other Polynesian mythology Tane was the god of forests and light. He was the son of the sky god Rangi and the earth goddess Papa, who were locked in an embrace and finally separated by their son. He created the tui bird and, by some accounts, man.

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gods, light, mythology, nature, trees
Entry updated October 20, 2016   Contribute