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Mythology of the Polynesian islands

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<a href="/mythology/planets/dwarf_planets/makemake.html&edu=elem">Makemake</a> was the creator of humanity and the god of fertility in the mythology of the South Pacific island of Rapa Nui (also known as Easter Island). He was also the chief god of the bird-man cult, and was worshipped in the form of sea birds. This image shows a petroglyph of Makemake on Easter Island.  In July 2008, a <a href="/our_solar_system/dwarf_planets/makemake.html&edu=elem">recently discovered dwarf planet</a> was named after Makemake.<p><small><em> Public domain image/Wikipedia Commons</em></small></p>

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