Story: Taniwha

Ureia

Ureia

This carving of the taniwha Ureia is in the Hotunui meeting house, formerly at Thames but now in the Auckland War Memorial Museum. Ureia was a powerful taniwha living at Tīkapa (Firth of Thames). The taniwha is in the marakihau style – with a serpent-like body and hollow tongue.

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Basil Keane, 'Taniwha - Taniwha of the sea', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/10862/ureia (accessed 21 November 2019)

Story by Basil Keane, published 24 Sep 2007