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Hine-Ahu-One

Tane went to Kurawaka, and from the red clay on the beach he fashioned the body of a woman. Tane took her in his arms, pressed his nose to her nose and breathed life into her nostrils. Her eyes opened and she sneezed. This was the first woman, Hine-ahu-one, the Woman of the Earth. Tane lay with Hine-ahu-one, and she gave birth to a daughter, Hine-titama, the Woman of the Dawn. Hine-titama was the first human child.
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