Story: Te aitanga pepeke – the insect world

Haumia

Haumia

Haumia is the god of bracken fern and its edible root, aruhe. Among other creatures, a large number of insects are said to descend from him.

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Bradford Haami, 'Te aitanga pepeke – the insect world - Mosquitoes and sandflies', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/12621/haumia (accessed 11 July 2020)

Story by Bradford Haami, published 24 Sep 2007