Thornton, Agathe,

Māori oral literature : as seen by a classicist / Māori oral literature as seen by a classicist Agathe Thornton. - Revised edition. - Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand : Huia, 1999. - 91 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.

Maori oral literature as seen by a classicist. Slightly extended version of author's lectures given in 1986 in honour of Professor Macmillan Brown - acknowledgements.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 81-85).

Acknowledgements -- Foreword / Jane McRae -- I.A story and a song -- II. Cosmogony -- III. Oral art -- Notes -- References -- Charts -- Chart 1 : Te Rangikaheke's three manuscripts 43, 44 and 81 -- Chart 2 : Ngahue and greenatone -- Chart 3 : Odyssey 21 -- Chart 4 : Maui.

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Māori (New Zealand people)--Folklore.
Oral tradition--New Zealand.
Mythology, Māori.
Philosophy, Māori.
Māori literature.
Atua
Tikanga tuku iho
Pūrākau

GR375 / .T56 1999

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