Story: Te whānau tamariki – pregnancy and birth

'Hine-titama' (2nd of 3)


Hine-tītama was the daughter of the god Tāne and Hineahuone, formed by Tāne from the earth. Hine-tītama later fled to the underworld and became Hine-nui-te-pō, the goddess of death.

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Hope Tupara, 'Te whānau tamariki – pregnancy and birth - Birth in Māori tradition', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 May 2022)

Story by Hope Tupara, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Jun 2017