Maori Myths and Legends
  • Māori Myths and Legends Part 1 - How Māui Slowed the Sun

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    1 May 2018
    As with the indigenous people of many countries, New Zealand’s Māori have a rich tradition of storytelling that’s been handed down through the generations. Amongst the cherished stories are myths and legends which give us an interesting and sometimes magical take on the origins of Aotearoa and the earth’s creation. This oral history is retold by elders on maraes (Māori meeting house) and in classrooms around the country. One such tale is that of Māui and how he tamed the sun…...Read More >