In this illustration by Philippa Stichbury, Whakatau-pōtiki flies a manu taratahi. He was raised by the wind folk out in the ocean, and used to walk on the sea while flying his kite. He came ashore only when beckoned by his mother, Apakura, from whom he had been separated.
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Reference: Ron Bacon, Maori legends: seven stories. Auckland, Shortland Educational, 1984, pp. 16-17
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