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Aremata-Popoa and Aremata-Rorua

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In the Tahitian story of Rata 'Aremata-Popoto ("tidal wave") and 'Aremata-Roroa ("long wave") are two ocean-dwelling monsters that Rata must overcome.[1]

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  1. ^ Jan Knappert (1995). Pacific mythology : an encyclopedia of myth and legend. London: Diamond Books. p. 21. ISBN 978-0-261-66655-9.
  • R.D. Craig, Dictionary of Polynesian Mythology (Greenwood Press: New York, 1989), 13-14;
  • T. Henry, Ancient Tahiti (Bernice P. Bishop Museum: Honolulu, 1928), 470–495.