Story: Marutūahu tribes

The Marutūahu mauri

The Marutūahu mauri

Known as a mauri, this stone effigy is named after the founding ancestor, Marutūahu. A mauri was a vessel holding a particular kind of energy, and was used by Māori priests in rituals for securing rights and relationships to land.

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How to cite this page:

Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Marutūahu tribes - Marutūahu icons', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/755/the-marutuahu-mauri (accessed 17 October 2019)

Story by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 22 Mar 2017