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31. Whaitiri (Māori Mythology)

31. Whaitiri (Māori Mythology)

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In today's episode, we talk about the flesh-eating Māori thunder goddess known as Whaitiri! We discuss the conception of good versus evil figures, the importance of doing rituals properly, and the role of older women in mythology and society.

Sources:

Whaitiri—Wikipedia
Matakerepō—Wikipedia
Her Cyclopedia: The Goddess Whaitiri
Kaumātua—Wikipedia
Why Are Old Women Often The Face Of Evil In Fairy Tales And Folklore?

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