Story: Papatūānuku – the land

Hinepūkohurangi and Te Maunga

Hinepūkohurangi and Te Maunga

Many indigenous peoples consider that they emerged from natural phenomena. The Ngāi Tūhoe tribe believe they are descended from Te Maunga (the mountain) and Hinepūkohurangi (the mist that surrounds their mountains).

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Reference: Hirini Melbourne, Hinepukohurangi. Wellington: Learning Media Ltd, 1998, pp. 24–25
Artwork by Manu Smith

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How to cite this page:

Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Papatūānuku – the land - Birth from the earth – being indigenous', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 July 2024)

Story by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, published 24 Sep 2007