Maori Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of New Zealand


Maori Dawn Goddess

Also known as Hina-Titama, Hinetitama

Goddess of Dawn and Maiden of Light

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

Eventually a saddened Tane decreed that from now, on she would be known as Hine-nui-te-po, 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.

Hine-Titama Facts and Figures

Name: Hine-Titama
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Hina-Titama, Hinetitama

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

In charge of: Dawn
Area of expertise: Dawn

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 8473

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

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