In Polynesian mythology
is a lunar deity
and a goddess of death for the Maori
. She disappears occasionally (new moon) but is rejuvenating after bathing in the water of life. Kiho
, the creator, made her.
In the Hervey Islands, Marama is a male lunar deity, who loved Ina, the goddess of light. They were married and she lives in the sky during the day and rarely sees her husband.