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Discoverers of the Cook Islands and the Names They Gave

This Rarotongan ironwood image in the British Museum is labelled: ‘Te Rongo and his three sons’. There is no record that the Rarotongan god Te Rongo had three sons, but the Mangaian god Rongo was the Father of the three ancestors of the Ngariki tribe. — (After photographs in Poignant's Oceanic Mythology, opposite inside frontcover, and p. 36)

This Rarotongan ironwood image in the British Museum is labelled: ‘Te Rongo and his three sons’. There is no record that the Rarotongan god Te Rongo had three sons, but the Mangaian god Rongo was the Father of the three ancestors of the Ngariki tribe. (After photographs in Poignant's Oceanic Mythology, opposite inside frontcover, and p. 36).

This Rarotongan ironwood image in the British Museum is labelled: ‘Te Rongo and his three sons’. There is no record that the Rarotongan god Te Rongo had three sons, but the Mangaian god Rongo was the Father of the three ancestors of the Ngariki tribe.
(After photographs in Poignant's Oceanic Mythology, opposite inside frontcover, and p. 36).