Te Whiti o Tu - The story of two sisters. Rehutai (mist of the breaking surf) and Tangimoana (the voice of the breaking surf) 2004 This painting by Bronwyn Waipuka illustrates a story by Wairarapa kaumātua (elder) Mita Carter.
HINE-NUI-TE-PO: All mana is sourced from the atua (gods). For Māori women this is called mana wahine which begins in recapturing the spirit of Hine-ahu-one, the first human created. Hine-titama is the daughter of Hine-ahu-one who fled to the underworld becoming Hine-nui-te-po. She is the female element who represents both life and death.