According to The Maori Tribe of New Zealand – ''Whaitiri'' is a Goddess of Thunder (who is seen as being present during a thunder or lighting storm). She is also associated with War and the particular odd habit of Cannibalism (in terms of devouring One's Enemy). She ''came to Earth'' and married a Human – from which She would give birth to The Maori (seen as Demi-Gods). They took Whaititri's ''fierce War-like'' skill of never retreating or surrendering to an Enemy. After the death of Her ''Human'' Husband, She returned to The Heavens, but keeps a ''watchful eye'' on Her People – The Maori.