OCEANIC MYTHOLOGY

The Gods of Polynesia and the South Seas

HINA-IKA

Oceanic Fish Goddess

Lady of the Fish

She has amazingly useful hair.

Her brother MAUI used it to make a net to pull the sun to where he wanted it. Her husband IRA-WARU, a merman, used her hair for his fishing nets.

Being so fine and silvery, her hair also supplies the threads for Moonrays.

HINA-IKA FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : HINA-IKA
Area or people : Maori
Location : the Pacific Islands
Gender : Female
Type : deity
In charge of : Fish
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 1924
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Article last updated on 29 January 2014 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Hina-ika: Oceanic Goddess of Fish (Oceanic mythology) ." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 29 Jan. 2014. Web. 2 October 2014.

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