OCEANIC MYTHOLOGY

The Gods of Polynesia and the South Seas

HINENUITEPO

Picture of the Oceanic Death Goddess HINENUITEPO from our Oceanic mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Oceanic Death Goddess

Also known as HINE-NUITEPO

Goddess of Death and Great Lady of the Night

She used to be HINETITAMA, the happy Goddess of Light and Dawn. Until one day she discovered that her husband TANE-MAHUTA was also her father.

This revelation was too much for her to cope with, so she fled to the Underworld, changed her name and became rather more grim.

HINENUITEPO FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : HINENUITEPO
Area or people : Maori
Location : the Pacific Islands
Gender : Female
Type : deity
In charge of : Death
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : HINE-NUITEPO
Popularity index : 3918
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Article last updated on 22 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. "Hinenuitepo: Oceanic Goddess of Death." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 22 Jan. 2014. Web. 20 September 2014.

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