The name of a deity, or divine personage. Koro was the son of the goddess Hina (Hina-uri), by Tinirau, the god of fishes. Koro and his mother were carried away from the sacred island (Motu-tapu) by Rupe (Māui-mua), who could not bear to be separated from his sister.



  • Grey, Sir George. (1855). Polynesian Mythology. Auckland: Brett, p. 53.
  • Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, p. 170.

This article incorporates text from Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary (1891) by Edward Tregear, which is in the public domain.