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Maori Religion and Mythology Part 2


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Ioio-whenua Tahu

The first named represents peaceful conditions among the Matatua tribes, he is said to have been one of the offspring of Tane, or, in another version of Rangi and Papa. Rongo is the widely known representative of peace and the arts of peace. Tahu personifies food, feasts and peace.


This important member of the primal offspring represents war.