Taniwha- Maori myth: a huge creature that guards deep pools, caves, or seas. They can look like huge geckos, tuatara, sharks, whales, or a combination of all of those. They are very aggressive and dangerous.

Taniwha- Maori myth: a huge creature that guards deep pools, caves, or seas…

Taniwha- Maori myth: a huge creature that guards deep pools, caves, or seas. They can look like huge geckos, tuatara, sharks, whales, or a combination of all of those. They are very aggressive and dangerous.

Taniwha- Maori myth: a huge creature that guards deep pools, caves, or seas…

The taniwha (pronounced tah-nee-fah) are wondrous watery demons in Maori lore, sometimes in the form of spirits, others as reptiles or dragonlike. Sometimes fiercely dangerous, others protective of an iwi (tribe). This fellow rises out of the earth at the edge of the carpark at Goat Island. I assume that since it is a marine reserve, his job is to protect the area. I’m on his side…

Taniwha

The taniwha (pronounced tah-nee-fah) are wondrous watery demons in Maori lore, sometimes in the form of spirits, others as reptiles or dragonlike. Sometimes fiercely dangerous, others protective of an iwi (tribe). This fellow rises out of the earth at the edge of the carpark at Goat Island. I assume that since it is a marine reserve, his job is to protect the area. I’m on his side…

The taniwha (pronounced tah-nee-fah) are wondrous watery demons in Maori lore, sometimes in the form of spirits, others as reptiles or dragonlike. Sometimes fiercely dangerous, others protective of an iwi (tribe). This fellow rises out of the earth at the edge of the carpark at Goat Island. I assume that since it is a marine reserve, his job is to protect the area. I’m on his side…

Taniwha

The taniwha (pronounced tah-nee-fah) are wondrous watery demons in Maori lore, sometimes in the form of spirits, others as reptiles or dragonlike. Sometimes fiercely dangerous, others protective of an iwi (tribe). This fellow rises out of the earth at the edge of the carpark at Goat Island. I assume that since it is a marine reserve, his job is to protect the area. I’m on his side…

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