Aponi-tolau, a god-hero, went to the edge of the world. There he saw a towering rock guarded by nine sea maidens. The sea maidens lured him into the palace which made Aponi-tolau mad. He lashed his magical hook upon the sea maidens and it caught the most beautiful of them, Humitau. He abducted Humitau which made Tau-mari-u, the lord of the sea, mad. The lord of the sea ordered the oceans and tunas to attack Aponi and get Humitau back, However, Aponi called his mother, a goddess, for help. He escaped from the attack. However, Tau-mari-u cannot forgive what he had done. He plans to flood the land. Aponi's mother warned him to go to the highest peak of the cordillera mountains. Soon after, the great flood came. Humitau, now the wife of Aponi, pleaded to Tau-mari-u to stop the flood because she can't swim since she lost her sea powers after she ate land food. Tau-mari-u called back the flood but he promised that he will drown fishermen until Aponi's sin was appeased.
One day, Aponi-tolau, a god-hero, who is unable to resist the waves, decided to make a rattan raft and rowed seaward.
The sea is so beautiful!
Finally, Aponi-tolau came to the edge of the world. There he saw a towering rock, home of Tau-mari-u, the lord of the sea. It was guarded by nine playful sea maidens.
Aponi-tolau gathered his courage and went closer to the palace gates.
What place is this?
Hahahaha Follow us! We'll show you! Hahahahaha
The laughing sea maidens led him further inside the palace. This made Aponi-tolau angry. He lashed at the sea maidens with his magic hook, hitting Humitau, the youngest and prettiest of them.
By the time Tau-mari-u heard the commotion outside the palace, Aponi-tolau already escaped with the injured Humitau. This made him furios.
I summon the greatest waves and tunas! Bring back the intruder! Don't let him get away with Humitau!