Story: Māori creation traditions

Tangaroa, god of the sea

Tangaroa, god of the sea

This sculpture by Jason Porter, ‘Te autahi ki te ākau’ (one ocean current), is a modern representation of the god of the sea, Tangaroa, and his children. It stands at one of the entrances to Pāpāmoa Beach, Bay of Plenty.

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Photograph by Shirley Williams

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Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Māori creation traditions - Common threads in creation stories', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/2430/tangaroa-god-of-the-sea (accessed 18 January 2018)

Story by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, published 8 Feb 2005