- Maori (culture)
- Humanoid (attribute)
- Mountain Dweller (attribute)
- Cave Dweller (attribute)
- Deadly (behaviour)
An Ogre born from the primordial Giants of Maori myth in New Zealand. He lived on the island before man and when humans first arrived, he would prey upon them. He lived in the mountain of Tarawera, a territory that he fiercely guarded. He was eventually defeated by the priest Ngaatiri-i-rangi who created a chasm and cast Tama-O-Hoi in it. When the volcano erupted in 1886 it was believed by locals that it was caused by the Ogre.
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