Maori Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of New Zealand


Maori Fish Goddess

Also known as Hina-Ika

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 Irawaru, a merman, used her hair for his fishing nets.

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

Hine-Ika Facts and Figures

Name: Hine-Ika
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Hina-Ika

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Area or people: Maori people of Polynesia
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Fish
Area of expertise: Fish

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 1621

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Article last revised on April 30, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

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