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Mahu-ike

In Polynesian mythology, Mahu-ike is a fire and earthquake goddess and wife of Auahi-Turoa. Their had five children, named after the five fingers. They were (called collectively Manawa): Koiti[?] ("little finger"), Konui[?] ("thumb"), Koroa[?] ("index finger"), Manawa ("ring finger"), Mapere[?] ("middle finger").

Occasionally, Mahu-Ike is male. She kept the fires burning in the underworld and gave fire to Maui.

To the Maori, she is a cannibalistic monster and the mother of all the clans.



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