When he came to Samoa the land had been divided, but he got his share, as the tail of atua.
And atua set about to do vengeance, and atua's wrath is sure and very dreadful.
This placed in due order, is "I ora ai tatou, he aroha no te atua," we having been saved was a love of God.
He was awaiting the message of his atua, the guiding-breath of Uenuku.
Aleipata is a district at the east end of the island, and was called the head, as the titled king or head of atua resided there.
More just and terrible would be atua's wrath for that lie to him and that wrong to thee and to myself.
In practice, the conception of atua (or a kind of extra-natural power or powers) possesses much influence in New Zealand.
I have heard it described by several eye-witnesses, one of whom was the atua Wera himself, and they all gave the same account.
When this was done it was taken possession of by the atua, whose spirit entered it.
The white man's God they believe to be altogether a different being from their own atua.