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In a Māori legend attributed by ethnographer John White to the Ngāti Hau tribe[citation needed], Mārikoriko (Twilight) is the first woman, created by Ārohirohi (Shimmering heat) from the heat of the sun and the echoing cliff[1]. She married Tiki, the first man, and gave birth to Hine-kau-ataata (Woman floating in shadows).


  1. ^ Craig R.D. (1989). Dictionary of Polynesian Mythology. Greenwood Press. p. 409. ISBN 9780313258909.