Tūmatauenga, the main Māori god of war, is one of the sons of Ranginui (sky father) and Papatūānuku (earth mother). In tradition, Tūmatauenga sought to solve conflict by warfare and was the deity of humans. This sculpture of Tūmatauenga guards one of the entrances to Eden Park, Auckland, where a different form of conflict – rugby – is played.
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