Makeatutara

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In Māori mythology, Makeatutara is the father of Māui. His wife is Taranga. He is a guardian of the underworld. Makeatutara made mistakes as he recited the dedicatory (or baptismal) incantations over Māui, which made it inevitable that Māui would die. As a result, humankind is mortal.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ E.R. Tregear, Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary (Lyon and Blair: Lambton Quay, 1891), 233-234.