He Atua, he tangata: The world of Māori mythology
He Atua, he tangata: The world of Māori mythology – A.W. Reed Revised by Ross Calman
In this updated edition of the Reed Book of Māori Mythology, esteemed editor Ross Calman comprehensively revises the core stories of gods (atua) and people (tangata) and the many other beings that sit on the continuum between the two.
Divided into themes, this elegantly produced volume starts with traditions of the creation of the universe, and the separation of Rangi and Papa, then reviews the pantheon of atua (gods), the overworlds and underworlds. Next are the demigods and supernatural peoples, then legends of earth, ocean and sky, tohunga and makutu, and finally legends of love and endurance.
He Atua, He Tangata presents different versions for stories, with sources identified where possible. Calman has modernised the language to give stories a contemporary feel, incorporating updates to the reo, making this timeless work ideal for twenty-first century readers.
Format: This is a Hard cover book.
Language: This book is written in English.
About the Authors:
Alexander Wyclif (A.W.) Reed (1908-1979 was one of New Zealand’s most influential writers and publishers. He helped build A.H. & A.W. Reed into the country’s leading book publisher by the mid-twentieth century, and authored more than 200 books on a wide range of topics. His books of Māori, Pacific and Aboriginal language, mythology and place names remain standard refernce works to this day.
Other titles by A.W Reed available through Poi Princess include:
Ross Calman (Ngāti Toa, Ngāti Raukawa-ki-te-tonga, Kāi Tahu) is a freelance writer, editor and licensed translator. Ross is the author and/or translator of a number of works on aspects of Māori history and culture. Other titles available through Poi Princess include:
Mokorua: Ngā kōrero mō tōku moko kauae – My story of moko kauae (with Ariana Tikao & Matt Calman)
The Māori Picture Dictionary – Te papakupu whakaahua (with Margaret Sinclair, Josh Morgan & Isobel Te aho-White)
Te Tiriti o Waitangi – The Treaty of Waitangi (with Mark Derby and Toby Morris)
Favourite Māori legends (with A. W. Reed & Roger Hart).
A Record of the Life of the Great Te Rauparaha – He pukapuka tātaku i ngā mahi a Te Rauparaha nui
As well as some childrens books with Donovan Bixley:
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