Story: Māori prophetic movements – ngā poropiti

Te Atua Wera

Te Atua Wera

Te Atua Wera (left), with full facial moko, and Penetaui, a Taiāmai chief, talk to John White and John Webster (both far left) in 1847. Te Atua Wera (the fiery god) was the first Māori prophet to merge traditional Māori religion with Christianity.

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Judith Binney, 'Māori prophetic movements – ngā poropiti - The first prophet – Te Papahurihia', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 April 2024)

Story by Judith Binney, published 5 May 2011