OCEANIC MYTHOLOGY

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HINE-KEHA

Picture of the Oceanic Moon Goddess HINE-KEHA from our Oceanic mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Oceanic Moon Goddess

A Full Moon Goddess

Known as ‘Lady of the Ocean Waves’, she seems to be another HINA phase. She was washed ashore covered in seaweed and flotsam, and was discovered inside the tangle by a mortal who fell in love with her. Accounts are variable from now on.

He was everything from a humble beachcomber to a handsome prince. They gave birth to a son who as far as we can ascertain was called Tuhuruhuru. She was then entitled to become a Goddess of Childbirth. They took on a pet dog and should have been married happily ever after, but it seems the mortal was already married.

She still lives by the seaside but may go off for long swims.

HINE-KEHA FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : HINE-KEHA
Area or people : Maori
Location : the Pacific Islands
Gender : Female
Type : deity
In charge of : the Moon
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 2168

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Article last updated on 09 February 2013 by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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