Pani

Hindu - A member of a race of dwarfs, drought demons. These beings are said to live in a part of the Otherworld and are well known as thieves. When they stole some of Indra's cattle, he made the dog Sharama to recover them but she betrayed him. Indra then went himself, killed the dwarfs and recovered his cattle. In some accounts, Panis are described as asuras. Also commonly referred to as Pani, Vala or Vala.
New Zealand - A Maori fertility goddess. Wife of Rongo-maui. When Hina upset Ta'aroa with the noise she made when beating tapa, he ordered her to stop. When she refused, Pani grabbed her mallet and struck her on the head with it, whereupon she flew off to the moon. Also commonly referred to as Pani, Vala or Vala.

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