Story: Te whānau tamariki – pregnancy and birth



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, (accessed 26 June 2022)

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