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Marae Anini, a stone courtyard with 2 platforms and standing stones, used as a ceremonial and religious site, built for Ta'aroari'i, son of Mahine, king of Huahine, at the end of the 18th century, at Parea, on land belonging to the royal family, on Huahine-Iti, on the island of Huahine, in the Leeward Islands, part of the Society Islands, in French Polynesia. The gods Oro (god of war) and Hiro (deceitful god), were worshipped here, and many human sacrifices were carried out. The ahu or altar...
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