Religion: Polynesian traditions
God of: The ocean
Cause of Death: Pushed off a cliff (but later resurrected in some versions)
Parents: Ranginui and Papatūānuku
Spouse: Te Anu-matao
Children: Tinirau and numerous others
Relatives: Tāwhirimātea (brother)
Fictional Appearances:
The Case of the Toxic Spell Dump
POD: Prehistory
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference

Tangaroa, Takaroa, Tagaloa, or Kanaloa, among other spellings, is one of the great gods in Polynesian polytheism, a religion whose historical range spanned from New Zealand to Hawaii. In the New Zealand North Island version, he is god of the sea, in constant feud with his brother Tāwhirimātea, the god of storms. Tangaroa's precise nature varies across different regions' traditions, and he has been variously depicted as a human or a whale in folk art.

Tangaroa in The Case of the Toxic Spell Dump[]

Tanaroa[1] was kept alive by sincere worship from Samoan people, but was not widely known outside of Polynesia. Angels City traffic crosswalks were blessed with specialized charms to protect pedestrians of all major religions, but a worshiper of Tanaroa would have to cross without any supernatural aid.[2]