Story: Te Ao Mārama – the natural world

Tangaroa’s descendants

Tangaroa’s descendants

Tangaroa, the god of the sea, is the ancestor of Ikatere and Tūtewehiwehi. Ikatere presides over the fish of the sea, and Tūtewehiwehi over the amphibious lizards and fish of inland water.

Whakapapa from information provided by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal

Using this item

Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Te Ao Mārama – the natural world - An interconnected world', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/whakapapa/7952/tangaroas-descendants (accessed 24 February 2020)

Story by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, published 24 Sep 2007