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Maori Religion and Mythology Part 2



Marere-o-tonga Raukatamea
Takataka-putea Rehia
Raukaturi Harakoa

All these names are concerned with pleasure. The first four may be viewed as tutelary beings of pleasure, games, amusements, music more than as personified forms. Rehia and Harakoa are really terms of ordinary speech denoting pleasure, but occasionally they were used as proper names.