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Ika-tere Play

1. (personal name) son of Punga and grandchild of the atua, Tangaroa. He fled to the sea with his children, the fish, to escape the wrath of Tāwhiri-mātea.

Nā Tangaroa tonu hoki ko Punga, nā Punga tokorua o āna, ko Ika-tere, ko Tū-te-wehiwehi, ko tētahi ingoa ōna ko Tū-te-wanawana, e rua ōna ingoa (NM 1928:2). / From Tangaroa came Punga and Punga had two children, Ika-tere and Tū-te-wehiwehi, also called Tū-te-wanawana. He had two names.

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