Kōrero: Te Arawa

Houmaitawhiti

Houmaitawhiti

Ka uru a Houmaitawhiti me ana tama, a Tamatekapua rāua ko Whakatūria ki te raruraru me te ariki a Uenuku. I te mamae a Uenuku i te whēwhē. Ka kitea te tākai o tana whēwhē e Pōtaka Tawhiti, te kurī mōkai a Houmaitawhiti, ka kainga. I te kitenga a Uenuku i tēnei, ka patua e ia te kurī, he tapu hoki taua mea i kainga e te kurī rā. Hei utu mō tēnei, ka whānakotia e ngā tama a Houmaitawhiti ngā hua o te rākau o Uenuku. Nāwai ā, ka pakaru te riri. Ka whakaaro a Tamatekapua kia wehe atu rātou i Rangiātea. Ka auahatia tōna waka, ka wehe atu rātou ko tōna iwi. Ka noho atu tōna matua ki Rangiātea. He whakairo tēnei o Houmaitawhiti.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Rotorua Museum of Art and History, Te Whare Taonga o Te Arawa
Photograph by Paul Tapsell

Permission of Rotorua Museum of Art and History Te Whare Taonga o Te Arawa must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Paul Tapsell, 'Te Arawa - Ngā pūtake', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/1555/houmaitawhiti (accessed 19 May 2021)

He kōrero nā Paul Tapsell, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, updated 22 Mar 2017