Story: Te mana o te wāhine – Māori women

Hinetītama (1st of 2)


Hinetītama is the daughter of Hineahuone, who was formed from the earth, and Tāne. Hinetītama ultimately became Hine-nui-te-pō, the goddess of the dead, when she fled to the underworld after discovering that her husband, Tāne, was also her father.

Courtesy of Robyn Kahukiwa

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Rawinia Higgins rāua ko Paul Meredith, 'Te mana o te wāhine – Māori women - Atua and tipua', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 July 2024)

Story by Rawinia Higgins rāua ko Paul Meredith, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Jun 2017