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Atua Tangaroa 5 Cents Cook Islands Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making

Atua Tangaroa 5 Cents Cook Islands Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making

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Atua Tangaroa 5 Cents Cook Islands Authentic Coin Charm for Jewelry and Craft Making

Commemorative issue
FAO - 21st Century Food Security

Obverse:Head with tiara right, date below
Lettering: ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS

Reverse: Statue of Tangaroa divides denomination

Lettering:
XXI. CENTURY FAO FOOD SECURITY
5 CENT

Features
Issuer Cook Islands
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2000
Value 5 Tene (Cents) (0.05 NZD)
Currency Dollar (1972-date)
Composition Nickel plated steel
Weight 4.43 g
Diameter 24.05 mm
Thickness 1.2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 05-01-2016
Number N# 3672
References KM# 369

Wikipedia:
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.

In some of the Cook Islands he has similar roles, though in Manihiki he is the fire deity that Māui steals from, which in Māori mythology is instead Mahuika, a goddess of fire.

Cook Islands
In Rarotonga, Tangaroa is the god of the sea and fertility. He is the most important of all the departmental gods. Carved figures made from wood carvings are very popular on the island today.
In Mangaia, Tangaroa is a child of Vatea (daylight) and Papa (foundation) and the younger twin brother of Rongo. Rongo and Tangaroa share food and fish: Tangaroa's share is everything that is red (the red taro, red fish and so on). Tangaroa is said to have yellow hair and when Mangaians first saw Europeans they thought they must be Tangaroa's children.
In Manihiki, Tangaroa is the origin of fire. Māui goes to him to obtain fire for humankind. Advised to reach Tangaroa's abode by taking the common path, he takes the forbidden path of death infuriating Tangaroa who tries to kick him to death. Māui manages to prevent that and insists that Tangaroa give him fire. Māui kills Tangaroa. When his parents are horrified, Māui uses incantations to bring him back to life.

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Nona A
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Excellent coin, thanks so much.