New Zealand - A Maori chief. Brother of Taka-Rita. Father of Pou Matangatanga. His sister, Taka-Rita, was killed by her husband, Uenuku, for sleeping with two other men and Tawheta exacted vengeance by killing Uenuku's five sons by his first wife. Uenuku retaliated by attacking Tawheta's compound, killing many of his men, and seizing his daughter, Pou Matangatanga, whom he married. Tawheta escaped on that occasion and hid in the forest but Uenuku later found his hiding place and Tawheta and all his men were killed in the final battle, Ra Torua. On occassion, known as Tawheta.

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