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.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.
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Area or people : Maori
Location : the Pacific Islands
Gender : Female
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
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