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Hine-kau-ataata

In the Māori mythology of the Ngāti Hau tribe, Hine-kau-ataata (Woman floating in shadow), is the daughter of Tiki (Man) and Mārikoriko (Twilight). When she is born, the first clouds appear in the sky.

References

  • J.White, The Ancient History of the Maori. Volume II. Government Printer: Wellington, 1887, 151-152.

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