The first human child of Tāne, by Hine-ahu-one, the earth-formed maid. She was born next after Tiki-tōhua, and when she grew up Tāne gave her a new name, Hine-a-tauira (the pattern maid). By her he had a female child named Hine-tītamauri; and this daughter Tāne gave to Tiki to be his wife; their child was Tiki-te-po-mua.



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  • Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, pp. 510-511.