This painting by Angus Kerr depicts the battle of the mountains Tongariro, Taranaki, Tauhara and Pūtauaki, who all vied for the love of the beautiful maiden mountain Pīhanga. Eventually Tongariro won, and married Pīhanga.
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Reference: Annie Rae Te Ake Ake, Myths and legends of Aotearoa. Auckland: Scholastic, 1999
Acrylic on paper by Angus Kerr
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