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Noke is a culinary term used by the Māori of New Zealand to refer to earthworms, some types of native worms are local delicacies. According to Maori legend, the trickster Māui once transformed himself into a Noke Worm in order to crawl into the womb of the underworld goddess and gain everlasting life. Due to its having characteristics of both males and females, it was considered divine.
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