The wife of the god Paikea. Hine appears in heaven, in Te Akaaka-tapu-a-Tāne, the house of the lizard god Punga. Here she fell in love with the hero Tāwhaki, when he ascended. She left her husband and became the wife of Tāwhaki, by whom she had a child. This caused the death of Tāwhaki, but he rose again by his own mana.



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