Maori Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of New Zealand

HINE

Maori Night-time Goddess

Also known as Hina

Picture of the Maori Night-time Goddess Hine from our Maori mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Dark night deity

Among the Maori she is a Goddess of Night and Death with several moody aspects.

As Hine-Keha she shines and as Hine-Uri she glummers. She is also Hine-nui-te-po, who is the Underworld Goddess if that is your wish.

Meanwhile versions of her are popular all over Polynesia. For example see her Tahiti version Hina.

Hine Facts and Figures

Name: Hine
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Hina

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

In charge of: the Night
Area of expertise: Night

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 181

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

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