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Maui And The Sun

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  • The Story of Maui and Tieke : Māori Legends, Stories and Myths

    …in Aotearoa (New Zealand) had a superhero called Maui. Maui had a pet blackbird (Tieke) that always kept him company, sitting on his shoulder while he made the ropes from flax and the ti tree to make a net. Maui's plan was to catch the sun in the net, beat him into submission so that he would…

  • Māori Culture New Zealand, Māori Culture, Traditions and Tourism

    …by the legend of Maui. This god was a cheeky trickster who managed, among other things, to harness the sun in order to make the days longer. However, his biggest claim to fame was his fishing up of the North Island, which is described as Te Ika a Maui (the fish of Maui). A look at an aerial…

  • The Story of Kupe and Te Wheke : Māori Legends, Stories and Myths

    …Stories and Legends »Kupe and Te Wheke Māori Stories and Legends Māori Stories and Legends | Kupe and Te Wheke | He Ika A Maui | Maui and Tieke The Māori Story of Kupe and Te Wheke The story of Te Wheke as told by Michael Elkington When stories where told to us we were…


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