This representation of Tūmatauenga is from a work entitled 'Te wehenga o Rangi raua ko Papa' (the separation of Rangi and Papa) at Te Puna Mātauranga, the National Library. In tribal tradition Tūmatauenga overcame his brothers Tangaroa, Tāne-mahuta, Haumia and Rongo. They became his food because he made them noa (common).
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