Mataora

Pacific Islands - A Polynesian prince. Husband of Niwareka. He married a fairy, one of the Turehu, but she left him and returned to her home in Rarohenga when he abused her. He went in search of her and was allowed to enter the gateway, Poutere- Rangi, where Kuwatawaka stood guard. He found his wife Niwareka and they were reconciled. Bearing a magic cloak, Rangi-Haupapa, given to him by his wife's father, he brought her back to the upper world and the guardian, Tiwaiwaka, closed the gate behind them so that no mortals could ever again travel to the fairy paradise. In some accounts, called Mataora.

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