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Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood - Chapter 52, Mahuea and Hina Summary & Analysis

Merlin Stone
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Chapter 52, Mahuea and Hina Summary and Analysis

In this section, Stone compiles five accounts of the Goddess Mahuea and her daughter, Hina. The accounts come primarily from New Zealand, with additional resources taken from Hawaiian accounts.

1. Mahuea

The ancient Mother Mahuea brings the Maori people to their home in what is now New Zealand. When snakes overrun the land, Mahuea uses her digging stick to frighten them away. The stick breaks in half and flames burst from it. Mahuea has discovered fire and gives it as a gift to the Maori people. She teaches them how to use it and how to create it on their own. Within a hidden volcanic cave, along the side of a cool stream, Mahuea gives birth to the Holy Goddess Hina.

2. Mahuea and young Hina

Hina grows tall and strong as she learns from her mother...

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