Story: Te whānau tamariki – pregnancy and birth

Tūmatauenga

Tūmatauenga

Tūmatauenga stands holding his taiaha. Often in the tohi ceremony a baby boy would be dedicated to Tūmatauenga, the god of war.

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Hope Tupara, 'Te whānau tamariki – pregnancy and birth - Rites and baby care', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/27628/tumatauenga (accessed 6 December 2021)

Story by Hope Tupara, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Jun 2017