|Hinepūnuiotoka and her daughters
|karakia and tohunga
||ritual practice in all aspects of life
||god of the oceans
||god of the forests
||god of war
Māori cultural origins are found in the Pacific but has evolved its own cultural identity shaped by our landscape.
||the Pan-Pacific superhero credited with many deeds that benefited mankind. He is of the land but nurtured by the winds and raised by the sea.
Te Ao o te Pūrākau me te Wāhi ki ngā Atua (Magical Realms)
||strange human-like beings that inhabited the forests in Poutini ki te Toka.
||fair-skinned fairy people
||supernatural tipua/taniwha sharks
||Māui’s magic toki
Te Aotūroa (the Natural World)
Poutini ki te Toka
- huge mountains
- snow, ice, rain, wind
- lush subtropical rainforests, southern rātā
- wild oceans and coastline Tai Poutini
- wildlife – South Island giant moa, piopio, pouākai (Haast Eagle), kākāpō
|Poutini ki te Toka
|Kā Tiritiri o te Moana
||the place where Māui tethered the tipua sharks