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In Polynesian mythology, Tane is the god of trees and light, and the first son of Rangi and Papa. As a young boy, he was hunted by Atea. Escaping to Earth, Tane became very hungry and ate a man, becoming the first cannibal. He later killed Atea with lightning bolts, given to him by his ancestor, Fatu-tiri. He created the dawn, as well as the Tui, a bird that was a staple food of the Polynesians.

With Hina, he was the father of Hine-nui-te-Po, whom he later married, not knowing who she was. Upon discovering that she had married her father, Hine-nui-te-Po fled to the underworld, and began ruling there as queen.

Tane's eternal enemy is Whiro. Tane created Tiki, the first man.

Alternative: Kane