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Mangaian Society


The most popular games were kite flying, dart throwing, and disc pitching. Sometimes feasts were given in connection with the games. Surfboards (papa) were also used. Ngaru, the culture hero who defeated the demons of the lower and upper spirit realms, defeated two sea demons named Tiko-kura and Tumu-ite-are-toka in an eight-day contest on a surfboard (6, pp. 225-226).