Story: Sharks and rays



In Māori legend, the demi-god Māui placed a shark in the heavens, forming Māngōroa – the Milky Way galaxy.

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Gerard Hutching, 'Sharks and rays - Māori and sharks', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 June 2023)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 12 Jun 2006