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Library Books. Te Orokotīmatanga o te Ao  •  Kiwa. “Vibrant, evocative artwork combined with sound and animation bring these traditional Māori stories to vivid life for today's youth. This is an exciting development for the comic book medium, and an innovative way to bring these important stories into the modern age.”Ant Sang – Comic Book Artist & Designer"I am a Chinese, always wanted to know a bit more about Maori culture and its history.

This is very helpful on not only learn the story, but also the pronunciation of Maori. "Tony, Review on the App Store“Your commitment to the kaupapa and achieving te reo Māori outcomes for your iwi Māori communities has been an awesome highlight for me during our working relationship. Tēnā rawa atu kōrua. “Te Rangikaiwhiria Reiri, Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori"Tēna koe Kiwa, he ātaahua ngā kōrero, rawe ngā pikitia, ngā oro, te katoa. I āhua ohorere noa au i te maheretanga mai o te kore, ko ngā kōrero mai, ko te pō, ko te kore, ko te ao. Heoi anō, ko tērā te kōrero a tōku whanau. Traditional Features. Maori myths. Oceania Mythology Home Page. Polynesian Mythology and Ancient Traditional History of the New Zealand Race. Victoria University of Wellington Library [advanced search] Title: Polynesian Mythology and Ancient Traditional History of the New Zealand Race Author: Sir George Grey Publication details: H.

Brett, 1885, Auckland Part of: New Zealand Texts Collection Keywords: Historical Māori and Pacific Islands License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 New Zealand Licence Share: Full details… Other formats Connect Polynesian Mythology and Ancient Traditional History of the New Zealand Race Contents Home | Advanced Search | About | Help © 2016 Victoria University of Wellington | Contact us | Conditions of use. Polynesian Mythology - Myth Encyclopedia - god, legend, war, world, creation, life, hero, people, children.

Polynesia is a vast region of the Pacific Ocean consisting of many hundreds of widely separated, culturally and politically diverse island groups. Ranging from Midway and Hawaii in the north to New Zealand in the south, the triangular area called Polynesia also includes Tahiti, Samoa, Tonga, Tuamotu, the Cook Islands, and the Pitcairn Islands. Although the mythology of Polynesia took different forms on various islands, many of the basic stories, themes, and deities were surprisingly similar throughout the region. Foundations of Religion and Myth. Scholars believe that humans first migrated to Polynesia from Southeast Asia about 2,000 years ago. These people carried with them their mythological traditions about events, deities, and heroes.

As time passed and people moved to different island groups, they adapted their mythology and religious beliefs to suit their new environments. Polynesian religion and mythology placed great emphasis on nature, particularly the ocean environment. Polynesian explorers - Early explorers. The origins of Maori have been debated since Westerners first entered the Pacific Ocean. During his explorations of Polynesia, Cook and his scientists noted the similarities in appearance, custom, and language of the Polynesian people, suggesting a common and comparatively recent settlement of that region; more distant origins, he suggested, probably lay in the 'Malay' or 'East Indies' regions.

Others suggested that Polynesians originally came from Europe or western Asia - a view that persisted into the twentieth century. Some people saw biblical origins, placing Maori origins within the setting of the Old Testament. Nineteenth century science suggested the Aryan Polynesian, with India as the Maori homeland. The question of when Maori first arrived in New Zealand has also been hotly debated, as has the question of a pre-Maori population. Further information: DigitalNZ - Search results for maori myths.

Search Te Ara. Maori Legends, Stories and Myths. Kupe and Te Wheke | He Ika A Maui | Maui and Tieke New Zealand's indigenous people came from tropical Polynesia more than 1000 years ago. Learning to live in New Zealand shaped their thinking and their beliefs until they became Te Maori, a race clearly distinct from other Polynesian cultures. Maori oral history names Kupe as the first explorer to discover New Zealand. He and his companion, Ngahue, captained two sea-going waka (canoes), Matahorua and Tawiri-rangi, and sailed south from Hawaiki to see what lay beyond the horizon. The first sign of a major land mass was a build up of white cloud in the distance.

Kupe's wife, Hine-te-aparangi, called out "He ao he ao! He aotea! After circumnavigating the North and South Islands of Aotearoa, Kupe and his crew returned to Hawaiki with treasures such as preserved moa flesh and pounamu (greenstone). The story of Kupe's remarkable voyage, and other such endeavours, were passed on from one generation to the next through storytelling and song. The Legend of New Zealand | New Zealand. Māui - no ordinary man Māui is the gifted, clever demigod of Polynesian mythology responsible for fishing up the North Island of Aotearoa, New Zealand.

After a miraculous birth and upbringing Māui won the affection of his supernatural parents, taught useful arts to mankind, snared the sun and tamed fire. But one of his most famous feats was fishing up the North Island. Fishing up an island Despising him, Māui’s four brothers conspired to leave him behind when they went out fishing. Overhearing their plans, Māui secretly made a fishhook from a magical ancestral jawbone. Then one night he crept into his brothers' canoe and hid under the floorboards.

It wasn't until the brothers were far out of sight of land and had filled the bottom of their canoe with fish that Māui revealed himself. The hook went deeper and deeper into the sea until Māui felt the hook had touched something. Māui cautioned his brothers to wait until he had appeased Tangaroa the god of the sea before they cut into the fish. Topic Explorer for Schools. Maori Legends - New Zealand in History. In the beginning there was no sky, no sea, no earth and no Gods. There was only darkness, only Te Kore, the Nothingness. The very beginning was made from nothing. From this nothingness, the primal parents of the Māori came, Papatuanuku, the Earth mother, and Ranginui, the Sky father.

Papatuanuku and Ranginui came together, embracing in the darkness, and had 70 male children. They considered for a long time - should Rangi and Papa be killed? Finally, Tumatauenga, the god of War, said "Let us kill our parents". Tawhiri Matea, the god of winds and storms was the only child who did not wish for his parents to be separated. Then it was the turn of Tangaroa, the god of the sea, and Tumatauenga, the god of war, but neither Tangaroa nor Tumatauenga could separate their parents. Lastly Tane-Mahuta rose. After a long time Tane finally managed to separate Rangi and Papa, and for the first time the children saw the light of day (ao Marama) come streaming in. Māori Myths, Legends and Contemporary Stories / Te Reo Māori / Support materials / Home - Mātauranga Māori.

Kia ora and welcome to Māori Myths, Legends and Contemporary Stories. Here, you are able to view a collection of myths and legends alongside contemporary stories reflecting themes relevant to today's world. These stories have been either written or retold by Wiremu Grace. Wiremu would like to acknowledge Uncle Ken Arthur and Uncle Mark Metekingi for their kōrero tuku iho, or stories and knowledge handed down from the generations. Nō reira e te tokorua, e ōku rangatira, haere, haere, hoki atu rā. This collection of stories can be navigated in both te reo Māori and English. Please enjoy your time reading Māori Myths, Legends and Contemporary Stories. We value your feedback and invite you to contact us at mataurangamaori@tki.org.nz. Return to top.