Goddess of Enchantment
In local Atua, the landscape was always liable to invasion by Tipua, usually regarded as demons and goblins.
The term was frequently used in an adjectival sense and can best be translated as “enchanted”. Birds, fish,dogs, stones,lakes, mountains,rivers,and other objects , animate or inanimate , could be under certain conditions become Tipua.
Maori Myth and Legend by A.W. Reed