Kai Tangata

New Zealand - A Maori fisherman. Father of Hema. The sky-goddess, Whaitiri, came down to earth and married Kai Tangata, teaching him the art of fishing with hooks. When her husband offended her, she returned to heaven. In some versions, Kai Tangata is the sky-goddess and Whaitiri is the cannibal chief she married. Sometimes called Kai Tangata, Kaintangata, Kaintangata, Kaitangata or Kaitangata.
Pacific Islands - Son of Rehua. The Polynesians say that the red sunset is caused by the blood spilt by Kai Tangata when he fell and injured himself. Sometimes referred to as Kai Tangata, Kaintangata, Kaintangata, Kaitangata or Kaitangata.

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