"Mountain Maid." Mountain Maid, an ancestress of Tāne. He took her to wife but she only brought forth the rusty water of the hills and the monster reptiles common to mountains, so Tāne, displeased, forsook her. Their children are Para-whenua-mea, Rakahore, Hine-one, Hine-tu-a-hoanga, and many others. His next wife was Rangahore.



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