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In Māori tradition, Hatupatu (or "Hatu Patu") was the youngest of four sons, cruelly treated by his elder brothers, who despite this grew up to become a chief of some note among the Te Arawa. Legend tells of his wily escape from the bird-woman Kurangaituku, by hiding inside a rock and then leading her into a boiling mud pool. Having grown into a man of ability and confidence, he led his people in battle against their enemy, chief Raumati, who had burned the Te Arawa canoe. Killing this powerful enemy, he gained great respect and mana, and set himself on the path to becoming one of the most famous of all Māori warriors. The parents of Ha-tupatu were Ha-nui and Ha-roa.[1] (Note that Ha-roa is equivalent to Ha-loa, a major deity in Hawaiian mythology.)