Story: Te Ao Mārama – the natural world

Mauri

Mauri

Known as Marutūahu, this is a sacred stone or mauri. The stones held a particular kind of energy, and were used in fishing and other customs. They were placed in a fishing net to attract fish, and were also put in bird snares as a lure.

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How to cite this page:

Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Te Ao Mārama – the natural world - Mana, tapu and mauri', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/object/7968/mauri (accessed 29 September 2020)

Story by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, published 24 Sep 2007