Pūrākau (Māori Myths and Legends)

A DigitalNZ Story by National Library of New Zealand Topics

Explore Māori culture through pūrākau about creation myths including; atua (gods, goddesses), whenua, taniwha, the exploits of Māui, the voyage of Kupe and the discovery of Aotearoa. SCIS no. 1808309

science, social_sciences, english, Māori, health, arts, history

Mahuika and her fingernails of fire

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Māori religion and mythology

[introduction] - Maori Religion and Mythology Part 1

Victoria University of Wellington

Māui

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Gods of the natural world

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Matariki story – Ngāti Toa Rangatira

Matariki and the six sisters – story by Ngāti Toa Rangatira

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Hatupatu’s rock

Hatupatu's Rock - Roadside Stories

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Hinemoa and Tutanekai sculpture

Hinemoa and Tutanekai Sculpture

Kete Rotorua

A legend of the Whanganui river

The Legend of the Whanganui River

NZ On Screen

Ranginui – the sky: Polynesian myths

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Māori legends

Pūrākau (Māori myths and legends)

National Library of New Zealand

Flight mythology

Services to Schools

EPIC

Services to Schools

Matariki

DigitalNZ

Pania of the Reef

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Ngā Atua Māori

Services to Schools

Tūmatauenga

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Poutini and Waitaiki

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Matariki

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Hinemoa’s swim

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage

The journey of Mt Taranaki

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Fairy Tales

DigitalNZ