Atua Kahukahu

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  • Maori Maori (culture)
  • Undead Undead (attribute)
  • Haunting Haunting (behaviour)

These are evil spirits from Maori mythology. They were once the souls of children who died during childbirth. It is said that if the bodies of still-born children are not buried or if their funeral ceremony is unsuccessful, the child’s soul will rise from the grave. This soul or Wairua, becomes a Atua Kahukahu to haunt the living.

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