Story: Rongoā – medicinal use of plants



The demigod Māui is suspended over the smoke of a fire by his grandfather, Tamanui-ki-te-rā, after his near-drowning at sea. Māori used this method to revive those who had almost drowned.

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Reference: Chris Slane, Maui: legends of the outcast. Auckland: Godwit Publishing, 1996
Cartoon by Chris Slane

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Rhys Jones, 'Rongoā – medicinal use of plants - Supernatural and human illnesses', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 August 2022)

Story by Rhys Jones, published 24 Sep 2007