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patupaiarehe Play

1. (noun) fairy folk - fair-skinned mythical people who live in the bush on mountains. Although like humans in appearance, the belief is that they do not eat cooked food and are afraid of fires.

He mano te patupaiarehe kei te tarakihi; ko te āhua he āhua tangata, pēnei me te āhua Pākehā, ko te kiri i mā, i kōrakorako te māhunga me te kiri katoa, i rerekē kīhai i rite ki te tangata Māori (KO 20/11/1886:7). / The patupaiarehe are numerous like cicadas; their appearance is the same as humans, like the Pākehā the skin is white and the hair and all the skin is fair, not like the Māori people.

See also tūrehu, tahurangi, heketoro


Kahukura Play

1. (personal name) a name of several atua and ancestors, including: the atua of the rainbow, the ancestor of the North who learnt the art of netmaking from the patupaiarehe, an atua of war, and the ancestor who returned to Hawaiki on Horouta to bring the kūmara to Aotearoa.

Ka tukuna mai e ia ana karere ki te tango i te āria o Māui, arā i tētahi wāhi o ōna toto, hei mākutu māna. Ka tukuna mai ko Kahukura, he pūrerehua; ka pākia e Māui, ka mate tērā (M 2006:206). / She sent her messengers to take away the likeness of Māui; that is, some of his blood, upon which she could exercise black magic. So she sent Kahukura the moth, and Māui slapped at it,and killed it (M 2006:207).
Ka tū a Kahukura, e rua i te tūranga, ko te tāne, ko te wahine. Te ingoa o te wahine ko Tūāwhiorangi, te ingoa o te tāne ko Kahukura (W 1971:448). / When Kahukura appears, there are two parts, the male and the female. The name of the female is Tūāwhiorangi, the name of the male is Kahukura.

See also atua, Uenuku, Haere, Tūāwhiorangi


tahurangi Play

1. (noun) fairy folk - a race of patupaiarehe.

Tahurangi: Ehara i te ingoa tangata, he patupaiarehe (M 2006:330). / Tahurangi: This is not the name of a person, but another name for fairies.

See also patupaiarehe, heketoro, tūrehu


karitehe Play

1. (noun) fairy folk - a race of patupaiarehe.

Kei Te Ika-a-Māui ētahi wāhi i mōhiotia he kāinga nō te patupaiarehe, te tūrehu, te karitehe, te kōrakorako (Te Ara 2015). / Some parts of the North Island were known to be haunts of the fairy people, called patupaiarehe, tūrehu, karitehe or kōrakorako.


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