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.
Tane Mahuta: Tane Mahuta's Triumph (close up of painting) Artist: Jane Crisp. In the beginning there was no sky, no sea no earth and no Gods. There was only darkness, only Te Kore, the Nothingness. From this nothingness, the primal parents of the Maori came, Papatuanuku, the Earth mother, and Ranginui, the Sky father.....
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.
Tāmure and Kaiwhare
Tāmure wrestles with Kaiwhare, a man-eating taniwha who lived in an underwater cave at Piha. Tāmure lived at Hauraki and was reputed to have a mere pounamu (greenstone weapon) with the power to defeat any taniwha. He came to Piha at the request of the ...
Ranginui (Sky father) and Papatuanuku (Earth mother) in the beginning. Where light was nothingness deemed by Io Matua te Kore (Supreme God of nothingness). The creation tradition according to the Māori people. #NewZealand #Aotearoa
Rehua - Maori Atua by Maui-Empire on DeviantArt
Having a play around with some new illustration methods. This character is an idea for my favourite Maori Atua Rehua, who is said to guard the outermost... Rehua - Maori Atua