Whaitiri is the Maori thunder goddess. In Maori tradition she is renowned for her fierceness and cannibal diet. Once, she descended to Earth to marry a chieftain nicknamed man-killer. Staying to live with him and raise their children, she ended up offending her neighbors with the scent of her and her children’s human-enriched ordure (her husband, it turned out, was no man-eater.) To make amends, she taught humanity how to make latrines before taking herself and her children up into the sky.