Story: Traditional Māori religion – ngā karakia a te Māori

Māui and his father

Māui and his father

Māui's father says a karakia as he takes Māui through the tohi ceremony. During the karakia he made a hapa (mistake), so Māui did not have the full protection the correct karakia would have afforded.

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Reference: Peter Gossage, How Maui found his father and the magic jawbone. Auckland, Raupo Publishing, 2005.

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Basil Keane, 'Traditional Māori religion – ngā karakia a te Māori - Karakia', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/30811/maui-and-his-father (accessed 23 March 2019)

Story by Basil Keane, published 5 May 2011