1. (personal name) Hine-tītama* was the eldest daughter of the agua Tāne-nui-a-Rangi* and Hine-ahu-one*, but on learning that her husband was her husband, she fled to te po (the underworld) where she recieves the souls of the dead and is known as Hine-nui-te-po
*Hine-Tītama is translated as, Dawn maid or Dawn woman/lady. In the myth of Maui and Hine-nui-te-po, Hine-nui is also mentioned in association with the ‘flashing dawn’
*Tāne-nui-a-Rangi is also known as Tāne-mahuta (God of the forest and birds), this version of his name denotes his being the child of Rangi (God of the sky)
*meaning, Earth-formed maid/woman/lady. Seeing-as she was created from the earth by Tāne.