In this artwork by Robert Jahnke, the god Tāne is attacked by insects as he retrieves the three baskets of knowledge from the heavens. The insects were sent by his brother Whiro, who wanted the baskets for himself. Tāne repelled their attacks by calling on the wind to blow them away.
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Reference: Mona Riini and Robert Jahnke, Te Timatanga o te ao; nga kete wananga. Auckland: Shortland, 1992
Artwork by Robert Jahnke
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