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Ngā Atua – Māori Gods

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Ngā Atua – Māori Gods – by Robyn Kahukiwa, nā Kiwa Hammond i whakamāori

Aotearoa is home to many marvellous gods. They are special. They are unique. They are awesome.

In the hands of an internationally renowned artist, Robyn Kahukiwa brings to brilliant life the pantheon of Māori deities.

Simple text, in te reo Māori and English, explains the arena of life for which each god is responsible:

Hine Moana is a powerful being, She looks after the sea with Tangaroa.

He mana hoki tō Hine Moana e tiaki ana i te moana i te taha o Tangaroa. 

Then there is Mahuika, who has the power of fire; Tāwhiri-mātea who controls the weather, wise Muri-ranga-whenua, warrior god Tūmatauenga and many others.

Ngā Atua contains vibrant artwork and simple explanations to introduce readers of all ages to Māori gods.

Language: This book is written in English and Māori (Bilingual)

Format: This is a paperback.

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About the translator:

Kiwa Hammond (Ngāti Kahungunu o Te Wairoa, Moriori, Rongowhakaata, Ngāti Rupani) is a Toi reo Māori translator and specialist in te reo Māori. He lives in Te Wairoa, Te-Matau-a-Māui, northern Hawke’s Bay.

About the Author & Illustrator:

Robyn Kahukiwa (Ngāti Porou, Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti) is one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s most important Māori artists, and is also an award-winning children’s book illustrator and writer. Her art has been exhibited worldwide and is held in numerous collections. Robyn lives in Raumati Beach, near Wellington.

Other titles by Robyn Kahukiwa and translated by Kiwa Hammond available:

Ngā Atua – Māori Gods

The haka of Tanerore – Te haka a Tanerore

The forgotten taniwha – Te taniwha I warewaretia

Other titles by Robyn Kahukiwa


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Other titles illustrated by Robyn:

The standing strong house – Te whare tū māia

The kuia and the spider

The kuia and the spider – Te kuia me te pūngāwerewere

Watercress Tuna and the children of Champion Street – Te tuna wātakirihi me ngā tamariki o te tiriti o Toa


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