Story: Ngārara – reptiles

Shark dispersing fish

Watch a school of fish frightened away by an approaching mangō (shark). In one tradition Punga, the ugly god who was the ancestor of reptiles, took the form of a shark and scared fish away.

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Bradford Haami, 'Ngārara – reptiles - Punga and his descendants', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 June 2024)

Story by Bradford Haami, published 24 Sep 2007