Maori Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of New Zealand

WHAITIRI

Maori Thunder Goddess

Thunder Goddess who invented cannibalism

She married a mortal chief. But she soon found he was not fond of her cooking. He never touched his nice juicy portions of roasted human flesh. Then he complained about children’s poop left lying around and she had to invent the earth closet to keep him quiet.

Being called the Dinner and Poop Lady was more than she could bear so she returned to her old home in the sky. Now she can send for a tasty flesh takeaway, and there are no lavatory problems. Just use the heavenly thunderbox and empty it on Earth when full.

Whaitiri Facts and Figures

Name: Whaitiri
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

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

In charge of: Thunder
Area of expertise: Thunder

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
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Article last revised on April 30, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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