OCEANIC MYTHOLOGY

The Gods of Polynesia and the South Seas

HINETITAMA

Oceanic Dawn Goddess

Also known as HINE-TITAMA

Goddess of Dawn and Maiden of Light

Being married to TANE-MAHUTA, the God of Forests, was wonderful. Until a little bird told her that he was also her father. HINETITAMA was so shocked that she ran all the way to the Underworld, locked herself in and refused to come out.

Eventually a saddened TANE-MAHUTA decreed that from now, on she would be known as HINENUITEPO, the Goddess of Death and Darkness. So now she takes care of the dead and waits for the souls of her departed children, grandchildren, and great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandchildren.

HINETITAMA FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : HINETITAMA
Area or people : Maori
Location : the Pacific Islands
Gender : Female
Type : deity
In charge of : Dawn
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : HINE-TITAMA
Popularity index : 3029

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Article last updated on 23 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. "HINETITAMA: Goddess of Dawn from Oceanic mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 23 Jan. 2014. Web. 29 July 2014.

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