Story: Te Waonui a Tāne – forest mythology



Mita Taupopoki, an elder of the Tūhourangi and Ngāti Wahiao people, speaks on a marae, around 1915. Orators on marae illuminate topics in the same way that Tāne brought light into the world when he separated heaven and earth.

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Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Te Waonui a Tāne – forest mythology - Rituals of the marae', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 January 2022)

Story by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, published 24 Sep 2007