Story: Te mana o te wāhine – Māori women

Hinetītama (1st of 2)

Hinetītama

Hinetītama is the daughter of Hineahuone, who was formed from the earth, and Tāne. Hinetītama ultimately became Hine-nui-te-pō, the goddess of the dead, when she fled to the underworld after discovering that her husband, Tāne, was also her father.

Courtesy of Robyn Kahukiwa

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Te Manawa, Te Manawa Art Society
Oil on board by Robyn Kahukiwa, 1980

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How to cite this page:

Rawinia Higgins rāua ko Paul Meredith, 'Te mana o te wāhine – Māori women - Atua and tipua', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/31551/hinetitama (accessed 24 May 2017)

Story by Rawinia Higgins rāua ko Paul Meredith, published 5 May 2011