He atua, he tangata : the world of Māori mythology / A.W. Reed ; revised by Ross Calman.

By: Reed, A. W. (Alexander Wyclif), 1908-1979 [author.]Contributor(s): Calman, Ross, 1971- [author,, editor.]Material type: TextTextPublisher: Auckland, New Zealand : Oratia, 2021Edition: Third editionDescription: 400 pages ; 25 cmContent type: text Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780947506889Subject(s): Māori (New Zealand people) -- Folklore | Mythology, Māori | Legends -- New Zealand | Atua | Ao wairua | Māui | Taniwha | Mākutu | Pūrākau
Contents:
Creation -- Ngā Atua : the Māori pantheon -- Overworlds and underworlds -- The Māui Cycle -- The Tāwhaki Cycle -- Iwi Atua : supernatural peoples -- He Tipua : ogres and ogressess -- Taniwha and giant birds -- Legends of earth -- Legends of ocean -- Legends of sky -- Tohunga and Mākutu -- Legends of giants and flying men -- Legends of love and endurance.
Summary: A fully revised edition of the authoritative work of Maori myths and legends. Esteemed editor Ross Calman (Ngati Raukawa, Ngati Toa, Kai Tahu) has further revised the Reed Book of Maori Mythology to blend story, source and commentary into a captivating collection. Published in a distinguished hardback, this work will provide a valuable source of reading and reference for years to come.
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First published as: Treasury of Māori folklore. Wellington : Reed, 1963. Second edition published as: Reed book of Māori mythology. Also published with title: Raupō book of Māori mythology.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Creation -- Ngā Atua : the Māori pantheon -- Overworlds and underworlds -- The Māui Cycle -- The Tāwhaki Cycle -- Iwi Atua : supernatural peoples -- He Tipua : ogres and ogressess -- Taniwha and giant birds -- Legends of earth -- Legends of ocean -- Legends of sky -- Tohunga and Mākutu -- Legends of giants and flying men -- Legends of love and endurance.

A fully revised edition of the authoritative work of Maori myths and legends. Esteemed editor Ross Calman (Ngati Raukawa, Ngati Toa, Kai Tahu) has further revised the Reed Book of Maori Mythology to blend story, source and commentary into a captivating collection. Published in a distinguished hardback, this work will provide a valuable source of reading and reference for years to come.

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