Tangaroa (Takaroa in the South Island) is the great atua of the sea, lakes, rivers, and creatures that live within them, especially fish, in Māori mythology. As Tangaroa-whakamau-tai he exercises control over the tides. He is sometimes depicted as a whale.
|Other names||Tangaroa-whakamau-tai, Takaroa|
|Ethnic group||Māori, Cook Islands Māori|
|Parents||Ranginui and Papatūānuku|
Kāi Tahu: Temoretu
|Siblings||Haumia-tiketike, Whiro, Rongo-mā-Tāne, Tāne Mahuta, Tāwhirimātea, Tūmatauenga, Rūaumoko|
Kāi Tahu: Papatūānuku
|Offspring||Punga, Tinirau, and 9 daughters|