One day the hawk made a nest and laid two eggs, so goodness knows where she had been skylarking. Intrigued, DEGEI offered to baby-sit and was astounded when the eggs hatched and out popped a baby girl and boy.
TURUKAWA seems to have shrugged her feathers and flown off, so DEGEI became a foster mum. She taught her adopted children everything and made them wise enough to start the human race.
Some time later, a group of first generation brothers on hunting practice shot down a hawk. This hawk turned out to be TURUKAWA. DEGEI decided to punish them with a flood, but she was too kind-hearted to let them drown.
Instead she sent down a shaddock fruit for them to use as a life raft — and a snack for when the flood subsided.