Story: Papatūānuku – the land

Hineahuone and Tāne

Hineahuone and Tāne

Hineahuone, the first woman, was formed from clay at Kurawaka by Tāne, a son of Papatūānuku. Her name means earth-formed woman. This is just one of many tribal traditions that tell of the birth of humans from the earth.

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Reference: Eke Panuku 9. Wellington: Learning Media Ltd, 2003, p.11

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Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Papatūānuku – the land - Papatūānuku – the earth mother', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 April 2024)

Story by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, published 24 Sep 2007