Story: Traditional Māori religion – ngā karakia a te Māori

'Te Komiti o Tupai' manuscript

This is the writing of Pūrākau Maika at Kehemane (Tākitimu meeting house) on 12 May 1904. 'Te Komiti o Tupai' is named after the Wairarapa ancestor, Tupai, a tohunga on the Takitimu canoe who disembarked at Wairarapa and established a whare wānanga. The role of the 'Komiti o Tupai' was to try to record traditional teachings of the whare wānanga as transmitted by Te Mātorohanga and Nēpia Pōhūhū, two renowned Wairarapa tohunga.

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Basil Keane, 'Traditional Māori religion – ngā karakia a te Māori - Ngā atua – the gods', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 June 2024)

Story by Basil Keane, published 5 May 2011