Story: Traditional Māori religion – ngā karakia a te Māori

Tohunga

Tohunga

A tohunga sits by a carved post in a wharenui. Tohunga were the spiritual experts in Māori society.

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Reference: W. Dittmer, Te tohunga : the ancient legends and traditions of the Maoris. London: Routledge, 1907

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Basil Keane, 'Traditional Māori religion – ngā karakia a te Māori - Tohunga', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/30778/tohunga (accessed 14 October 2019)

Story by Basil Keane, published 5 May 2011