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In the mythology of Tonga, ʻIlaheva Vaʻepopua (ʻIlaheva, living at Vaʻepopua) was a mortal woman, the daughter of Seketoʻa, who was a chief of Tongatapu, or perhaps a god from Niuatoputapu, or the daughter from a Niuē chief, depending on the source. All accounts, however, agree that she became the wife of Tangaloa ʻEitumātupuʻa and mother of ʻAhoʻeitu,[1] the first divine king of the Tuʻi Tonga dynasty in Tonga, around 900 AD.


  1. ^ "ILAHEVA - Ancient Mythology". Mysticgames.com. Retrieved 2016-01-13. 

Further reading[edit]

  • R.D. Craig, Dictionary of Polynesian Mythology (Greenwood Press: New York, 1989), 82;
  • E.T. Gifford, Tongan Myths and Tales (Honolulu: Bernice P. Bishop Museum Press, 1924), 25-8.