Teri'itaria II, alson known as Pōmare Vahine or Ari'ipaea Vahine (1790–1858) was a Queen of Tahiti as wife of Pōmare II. She also served as regent to his successor Pōmare III in 1820-1827, and ruled the island kingdom of Huahine in her own right from 1815 until 1852.
Birth and family
Teri'itaria was born around 1790.
Her father was Tamatoa III, King of Raiatea, while her mother was Queen Tura’iari’i Ehevahine, Princess of Huahine.
She was a granddaughter of queen Tehaʻapapa I. She was named after her uncle, king Teriʻitaria I.
She and her younger sister Teriʻitoʻoterai Tere-moe-moe married King Pōmare II of Tahiti, their second cousin. Later she married Ari'ipaea.
Regent of Tahiti
After the death of her spouse in 1820, her infant stepson Pomare III succeeded him as king of Tahiti. Being a minor, he was placed under a regency council consisting of her, his mother and the five principal chiefs of Thaiti. The regency council remained in power until the death of the young monarch in 1827.
Ruler of Huahine
In 1815 she became a Queen of Huahine.:6
She was deposed in a civil war and her successor was King Ari'imate.
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