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Mangaian Society



The ritual or ceremonial pattern ranges from the simple ritual of the individual with the fish god Ruaatu to the complex ceremonial to Rongo on the installation of a change of government. The elements of a complex ritual involve offerings and human sacrifices, phrases and incantations, dances, and feasts. Though certain religious dances (eva) were performed on the marae at Rarotonga, they do not figure in the marae ceremonial of Mangaia.