Maori Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of New Zealand

HINE-TE-NGARU-MOANA

Maori Goddess

Also known as Hina-te-ngaru-moana

The Lady of the Ocean Waves

This seems to be Hine in yet another role. 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-Te-Ngaru-Moana Facts and Figures

Name: Hine-Te-Ngaru-Moana
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Hina-te-ngaru-moana

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

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 88

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

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