Kae and the whale
In Vainoi there were no men. Only women by themselves lived in that land. Their husbands - they were pandanus roots!
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When a woman was to have her child and the time had arrived, certain experts came and cut her open. This caused her death. So it was always in Vainoi. When the women had children they were always cut open by the tuhunga, and they died.
Into that valley of Vainoi came Kae; he was a man of Vevau.
He saw this good valley with only women in it and not a husband between them, therefore he hid himself at their bathing place. The women's custom , was, they went to that place each day and had their pleasure with the pandanus roots, then they bathed.