Tuna (Polynesian mythology)

In Polynesian mythology, Tuna is the god of eels who was sentenced to be executed (by the Upolo) after trying to sexually assault Sina (who had grown him in a jar). He asked that his severed head be buried in the sand and from it, the first coconut palm grew.[1][2][verification needed]


  1. ^ Alpers, Anthony. Legends of the South Sea. London: John Murray, 1970.
  2. ^ Flood, Bo; Strong, Beret E.; Flood, William; Adams, Connie J. (1999). Pacific Island legends : tales from Micronesia, Melanesia, Polynesia, and Australia. Honolulu, Hawaiʻi : Bess Press. pp. 182–185. ISBN 978-1-57306-084-4.

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