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CULTS AND CUSTOMS THE OLDEST GODS were usually fertility gods or 'gods
of the land' to whom first fruits and other offerings were brought. Important annual
or seasonal rituals developed and certain families, usually of chiefly origin, ...
While the classic myth of his snaring the sun survived, his own cult was
superseded by the cults of Rongo, Tane and Tangaroa. All events and seasons
were determined by the movements of the heavenly bodies, and the gods
associated with ...
The contact experience led to the formation of a number of syncretist cults. In the
Society Islands, a major cult from 1826, known as Mamaia, was led by 'prophets'
claiming to be possessed by Jesus, John the Baptist, Paul and the Virgin Mary.
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