Rohe

September 8th, 2009 by sabrina

star-of-heavenRohe is the Maori Goddess of the fifth level of the Underworld. She was the sister of the sun and was very beautiful. Her husband Maui, however, was as ugly as Rohe was lovely, and he was jealous of her beauty. He suggested to her that they switch faces, and she refused. Maui cast a spell on Rohe to put her to sleep, and he made the switch. When Rohe woke and saw that she was now ugly, she left Maui and the world above and went to live in the darkness of the Underworld. She became the ruler of the fifth level, Uranga-o-Te-Ra. Rohe’s name, which means “homeland,” is also seen as Rohi.

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