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Māori bird lore : an introduction / Murdoch Riley.

By: Riley, Murdoch [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Paraparaumu, N.Z. : Viking Sevenseas NZ Ltd., 2001Description: 216 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0854671005 (hardback); 9780854671007 (hardback).Subject(s): Birds -- New Zealand -- Folklore | Māori (New Zealand people) -- Folklore | Māori (New Zealand people) -- Hunting | Māori (New Zealand people) -- Ethnozoology | Manu | Whakataukī | Tāhere manu | New Zealand -- FolkloreAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Māori bird lore.DDC classification: 398.2452808999442
Contents:
In the beginning -- Status of birds in the Māori world -- Birds in legend -- Birds for food, ornament and medicine -- The teachings of the houses of learning -- Creation and the gods -- The origin of birds -- Land and sea birds and the origin of humans -- Sacred and protective birds -- Communications with bird gods -- Minor and family gods -- Love charms -- Maui-pōtiki -- Manaia figures -- Kites in bird form -- Korotangi -- Winged and flying men -- Origins of bird names -- Named after birds -- Birds aplenty in aotearoa -- Protecting the life essence (mauri) of the forest -- Astral bird lore -- Bird taking -- Snaring and spearing the pigeon -- Snaring and spearing the parrot -- Catching ducks and kiwi -- Taking the tūī, the parakeet and other birds -- Removal of tapu and "first fruits" ceremonies -- Cooking birds -- Preserving birds -- Celebration and conservation -- References -- Hirini Melbourne : "forest and ocean" cd titles.
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Māoritanga 598.0993 RILE (Browse shelf) Checked out 10/12/2019 I2027864
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Erratum slip inserted on page 5.

Includes bibliographical references.

In the beginning -- Status of birds in the Māori world -- Birds in legend -- Birds for food, ornament and medicine -- The teachings of the houses of learning -- Creation and the gods -- The origin of birds -- Land and sea birds and the origin of humans -- Sacred and protective birds -- Communications with bird gods -- Minor and family gods -- Love charms -- Maui-pōtiki -- Manaia figures -- Kites in bird form -- Korotangi -- Winged and flying men -- Origins of bird names -- Named after birds -- Birds aplenty in aotearoa -- Protecting the life essence (mauri) of the forest -- Astral bird lore -- Bird taking -- Snaring and spearing the pigeon -- Snaring and spearing the parrot -- Catching ducks and kiwi -- Taking the tūī, the parakeet and other birds -- Removal of tapu and "first fruits" ceremonies -- Cooking birds -- Preserving birds -- Celebration and conservation -- References -- Hirini Melbourne : "forest and ocean" cd titles.

In English with some Māori.

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