- NZ a spirit or demon
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Examples from the Web for atua
The Atua was supposed only to enter the image for the occasion.The Evolution of Theology: An Anthropological Study
Thomas Henry Huxley
And Atua set about to do vengeance, and Atua's wrath is sure and very dreadful.
It is said that the king of a division of Upolu, called Atua, once lived at that spot.Magic and Religion
He was awaiting the message of his atua, the guiding-breath of Uenuku.The adventures of Kimble Bent
More just and terrible would be Atua's wrath for that lie to him and that wrong to thee and to myself.