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This is the Creation story of the Polynesian people of Samoa. It includes the creation of Earth and Men, the Nine Heavens, and the Gods of Samoan mythology. Where is Samoa? Samoa is a sovereign island state in Polynesia, in the South Pacific Ocean. It became independent from New Zealand in 1962, and was admitted to the United Nations in 1976. The two main islands of Samoa are Upolu and Savai'i, one of the biggest islands in Polynesia.

This is an ancient hymn from the Vedic Hindu Atharvaveda, translated into English in a style similar to the King James Bible. Each hymn reveals many fascinating aspects of ancient Indo-Aryan culture, history, and religion. Great for meditation, bhakti, praise, or scholarly study! This particular hymn invokes Soma from heaven during a Vedic sacrificial offering (Yajna), and honors God in the form of Indra, Agni, and "Granter of Wealth".

This is an ancient hymn from the Vedic Hindu Atharvaveda, translated into English in a style similar to the King James Bible. Each hymn reveals many fascinating aspects of ancient Indo-Aryan culture, history, and religion. Great for meditation, bhakti, praise, or scholarly study! This particular hymn invokes Soma from heaven during a Vedic sacrificial offering (Yajna), and honors God in the form of Indra, Agni, and "Granter of Wealth".

This is an ancient hymn from the Vedic Hindu Atharvaveda, translated into English in a style similar to the King James Bible. Each hymn reveals many fascinating aspects of ancient Indo-Aryan culture, history, and religion. Great for meditation, bhakti, praise, or scholarly study! This particular hymn invokes Soma from heaven during a Vedic sacrificial offering (Yajna), and honors God in the form of Indra, Agni, and "Granter of Wealth".

Papataunuku, Maori Earth Goddess from Creation Myth. Image is from a wood carving of Rangi and Papatuanuku in Nelson NZ

Rongo and Haumia- Maori myth: the god of cultivated food and the god of wild food. They were brothers and both attacked by their other brother, the storm god. They hid in the body of Papa, Mother Earth.

Kanaloa was responsible for the southern Pacific Ocean & as such was god of seamen & lord of fishermen. Kane was the god of fresh water. Kane & Kanaloa are represented as gods living in the bodies of men in an Earthly paradise. They traveled together as they were known to bring water sources for crops & fishing. Here Kanaloa acts as the urge, Kane as the executor. Kane & Kanaloa are lords over the children of the gods who peopled the Earth. Fishermen call on Kanaloa for protection.

Namakaokaha’i by Linda Rowell Stevens The beginning of Pele’s journey to our Big Island began with her older sister. Namakaokaha’i - Goddess of the Sea.