Story: Traditional Māori religion – ngā karakia a te Māori

Marutūahu mauri stone

Marutūahu mauri stone

This mauri, Marutūahu, was named after the founding ancestor of the Marutūahu confederation. A mauri stone was a talisman which represented the vitality of a person, place or thing.

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How to cite this page:

Basil Keane, 'Traditional Māori religion – ngā karakia a te Māori - Spiritual concepts', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/object/30794/marutuahu-mauri-stone (accessed 25 January 2020)

Story by Basil Keane, published 5 May 2011