Story: Te Ao Mārama – the natural world

Ureia

Ureia

This carving is of Ureia, a taniwha who lived in Tīkapa (the Firth of Thames). Ureia was a symbol of the fertility and prestige of the Hauraki region.

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How to cite this page:

Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Te Ao Mārama – the natural world - Mana, tapu and mauri', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/object/7970/ureia (accessed 7 August 2020)

Story by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, published 24 Sep 2007