Maori gods. By Lucy Williams. C ontents. Tawhiri- Matea Slide 3 Humia-tiketike Slide 4 Tane mahuta Slide 5
By Lucy Williams
Tawhiri-Matea Slide 3
Humia-tiketike Slide 4
Tane mahuta Slide 5
Tumatauenga Slide 6
Rongo Slide 7
Tangoroa Slide 8
Ikatere Slide 10
This god is the god of weather. He is the son of Ranginui and Papatuanku sky father and earth mother. In his anger at his brothers for separating there parents he destroyed the forests of Tane, Drove Tangoroa to the sea and pursed Rongo and Humia-Tiketike till they had to take refuge of there mother Papatuanku.
This god is god of wild food plants. He is also a son of Ranginui and Papatuanku and agreed to the forced separation of there parents. Because of this he was subjected to the fury of his brother Tawhirimatea who would have killed him if his mother had not hidden him in her body.
This god is the god of the forest. He is a giant kauri tree in the waipoua forest. He is the so of Rangi & Papa and is brother of Tumatauenga [god of war] tawhirimatea [god of weather] Tangoroa [god of sea] Rongo [god of peace and cultivated plants] Humia- Tiketike [god of wild food plants].
This god is god of war. He is a human face shown in a house carving. He is the son of Ranginui and Papatuanku sky father and earth mother. He advised his brothers to kill there parents. His brothers don’t kill them but the force them apart. His brothers do help to separate there parents.
This god is god of peace and cultivated plants. He is another of Ranginui and Papatuanku. He joined his brothers to separate there parents to allow daylight to the world. He is a major god. He is the god of especially kumara a vital crop.
This god is god of the sea. After he joins his brothers Rongo, Tumatauenga, Humia and Tane in the forcible separation of there parents he is attacked by tawhirimatea and is forced to hide in the sea making him father of many sea creatures. His son Punga has two children Ikatere and Tu-Te-Wehiwehi.
This god is lord of darkness or the embodiment of all evil. He inhabits the under world and is responsible for the ills of all people. He inspires evil thoughts in the minds of people.
This god is god of fishes, father of many sea creatures. He is son of punga and brother of Tu-Te-Wehiwehi.