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.
Tanaroa 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.