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

This was an indigenous man from New Zealand who became a Taniwha or fairy. Whilst sailing out on his waka (canoe), he dived into Lake Rotoma. He was never seen as a human again. Instead he had morphed into a large reptile that inhabited the lake. This reptile did not prey on others but caused problems by generating huge waves.

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