"Pattern maid." The daughter of Tāne and Hine-ahu-one. Ignorant of her relationship to Tāne, she became his wife and bore him several children. On discovering her parentage, she was overcome with shame and despair. She fled away to Rikiriki, and to Naonao, to Rekoreko, to Waewae-te-Pō, and to . She took the name of Hine-nui-te-pō, and became a goddess of the dark.



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