New Zealand - A Maori monster in the form of a bird-woman. She was said to be as tall as a tree and had wings as well as arms. Some say that her nails were so long that she could spear birds with them. In one story she carried off the young Hautupatu who promptly stole her clothes and escaped, only to return to her when he grew up. Another version says that, when he escaped, she followed him and, in trying to recapture him, fell into a hot spring and was scalded to death. In some accounts, identified as Kurangai, Kurangai Tuku or Kurangai Tuku.

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