Story: Tangaroa – the sea

God stick

God stick

This taumata atua (god stick) was found at Ōngare Point, north of Tauranga. It has been suggested that the carved figure may be Tangaroa.

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How to cite this page:

Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Tangaroa – the sea - Creation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/object/7392/god-stick (accessed 28 September 2020)

Story by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, published 12 Jun 2006