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Māui-tikitiki-a-Taranga Play

1. (personal name) well-known Polynesian character of narratives. He performed a number of amazing feats. Also known as Māui-tikitiki-o-Taranga and Māui-pōtiki.

Kātahi ka kī atu a Māui ki ōna taokete, 'Kaua koutou e kata ki a au ina tomo au ki roto ki a Hine-nui-te-pō.' (TPH 30/11/1911:9) / Then Māui said to his brothers-in-law, 'You must not laugh at me when I go into Hine-nui-te-pō.'
(Te Māhuri Study Guide (Ed. 1): 62-63, 73, 82-85, 86-87;)

See also Māui-tikitiki-o-Taranga, Māui-pōtiki, atua

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