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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


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