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  • Maori Maori (culture)
  • Aquatic Aquatic (attribute)
  • Reptilian Reptilian (attribute)
  • Friendly Friendly (behaviour)
  • Fairies and Nymphs Fairies and Nymphs (common type)

An 8 tailed reptile form the beliefs of the indigenous people of New Zealand. He guided the hero Tainmi on his voyage. In this respect he was a type of Taniwha or fairy creature that protects and helps people. Moko-Ika-Hiku-Waru lived in a deep pool and fed on the eels that swam there.

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