Ta’aroa was the ancestor of all the gods; he made everything. . . . He was his own parent, having no father or mother. . . .

Kukahi goes on to explain the Po as a time of nonhumans when there were no “souls” (’uhane) of men living in the flesh



The World Turtle, sometimes depicted as the god Kurma, an avatar of Vishnu, supports the world on its back.

In Theosophical literature, the concept of chains and globes is central to understanding the evolution of life within a solar system.