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In Māori mythology, Tangotango (sometimes called Hāpai) was a celestial woman who fell in love with the great hero Tāwhaki and came to earth to become his wife. After bearing him a daughter, Arahuta, they quarreled and she returned to heaven. Tāwhaki and his brother set out on a great adventure to find her.[1]


  1. ^ Grey, Sir George (1885). Polynesian Mythology and Ancient Traditional History of the New Zealand Race. Auckland: H. Brett. p. 41. Retrieved 29 Nov 2010.