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In Māori mythology, Tangaroa (also Takaroa) is one of the great gods, the god of the sea. He is a son of Ranginui and Papatuanuku, Sky and Earth. After he joins his brothers Rongo, Tūmatauenga, Haumia, and Tane in the forcible separation of their parents, he is attacked by his brother Tawhirimatea, the god of storms, and forced to hide in the sea. Tangaroa's son, Punga, has two children, Ikatere, the ancestor of fish, and Tu-te-wehiwehi, the ancestor of reptiles.
Tāwhirimātea, god of weather
Tāwhirimātea, the god of weather, grasps lightning in one hand and is encased in a whirlwind. Tāwhirimātea waged war on his brothers after they conspired to separate their parents, Ranginui (sky father) and Papatūānuku (earth mother). While his brothers remained with their mother, Tāwhirim...
Artist Jane Crisp’s beautiful interpretation of Tane Mahuta | "In the beginning before the world was light, Rangi the sky-father and Papa the earth-mother were bound together, their offspring caught in the darkness between them. Their strongest son, Tane Mahuta, put his shoulder to Papa and thrust upwards with his powerful legs, creating life and light." (Maori legend)
Tāwhirimātea – the weather
New Zealand’s rapid weather changes, frequent rain, distinctive cloud patterns and strong winds all had a huge influence on the daily life of Māori. Each region developed a rich store of words, sayings and traditions relating to the domain of Tāwhirimātea – god of the weather.
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The Māori Gods-Ngā Atua Māori Collaborative Poster
Papatūānuku and Ranginui are the ancient parents who the Māori Gods whakapapa to.If you have introduced these as part as your kaitiakitanga or sustainability topics your learners will love this activity to tie it all together with.Collaborative posters are POPULAR because there is a sense of ownersh...