Mafuiʻe

In Samoan mythology, Mafuiʻe is the god of earthquakes.[1] He dwells in the volcanic regions below the Earth, and has only one arm.[1]

Mafuiʻe was also the keeper of fire. Tiʻitiʻi, a demi-god, won the fire from him in a battle; thus, fire was brought to the people of Samoa.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b John B. Stair (1983). Old Samoa. Papakura: R. McMillan. p. 238. Retrieved 10 December 2020 – via NZETC.
  2. ^ John B. Stair (1896). "JOTTINGS ON THE MYTHOLOGY AND SPIRIT-LORE OF OLD SAMOA". Journal of the Polynesian Society. 5 (1): 56-57. Retrieved 10 December 2020.