Story: Te ngahere – forest lore

Tāne Mahuta

Tāne Mahuta

Tāne Mahuta is the god of forests and birds. In this artwork by Adam Williams and Joshua Watene he is rising from a tree trunk, surrounded by his creatures.

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Artwork by Adam Williams and Joshua Wātene

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Te ngahere – forest lore - Māori relationship with the forest', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 July 2022)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 24 Sep 2007