Kōrero: Historic earthquakes

Rūaumoko

Rūaumoko

Rūaumoko is the Māori god of earthquakes and volcanoes. He is depicted in this carving near the entrance to the ‘Awesome Forces’ exhibit at Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand’s national museum in Wellington.

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Eileen McSaveney, 'Historic earthquakes - Earthquakes in Māori tradition', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/4372/ruaumoko (accessed 16 September 2019)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 28 Mar 2011, updated 1 Nov 2017