The Polynesian goddess of night, darkness and death; queen of the underworld. She is called 'Great Lady of the Night'. Hine-nui-te-Po is the daughter of Tane and Hina. When she learned that Tane, who took her as his wife, was also her father, she fled to the underworld where she rules ever since.
masterworks gallery Matthew McIntyre-Wilson has studied Art & Design, majoring in jewellery, at both Hawkes Bay Polytechnic and Whitireia Polytechnic. Mathew is of Titahi and Nga Mahanga descent, and is heavily influenced by traditional Maori art. He has exhibited extensively throughout New Zealand.
Te Whiti o Tu - Maori Legend:Te Whiti o Tu - The story from the Wairarapa of two sisters. Rehutai (mist of the breaking surf) and Tangimoana (the voice of the breaking surf). They both fell in love with Rautoroa, a handsome warrior, but he could not decide which to marry. Today a hill is now known as Ōhine-mokemoke – the place of the lonely girl. Write your version of the myth explaining what hapens.