Tāwhaki : the deeds of a demigod / Hirini Moko Mead ; illustrated by Scott Pearson.Material type: TextPublisher: Wellington : Huia Publishers, 2022Edition: [New] editionDescription: 135 pages : illustrations ; 21 cmContent type:
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|Junior Māoritanga||Pātea LibraryPlus Children's||Māoritanga||398 MYTHS & LEGENDS (Browse shelf(Opens below))||Available||i2221781|
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Also published in te reo Māori with title: Ko Tāwhaki-nui-a-hema : āna mahi whakahirahira.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 135).
Tāwhaki is born -- The travels of Tāwhaki -- Tāwhaki rises from the dead -- Tāwhaki fetches his parents, Hema and Urutonga -- Tāwhaki marries Tangotango -- The perils of Tongameha -- The old blind woman is made to see -- The ascent into the heavens -- Tangotango is found -- Arahuta is dedicated -- The final deeds of Tāwhaki.
"Recalls the miraculous life of Tāwhaki. Similar to Māui, Tāwhaki was a demigod who possessed mighty powers. Tāwhaki almost died at the hands of his brothers-in-law but was found by his wife Hine-piripiri and revived. This near-death experience revealed Tāwhaki's status as a demigod, and from this point Tāwhaki continued to use his powers and gifts to help those around him in ways no human could. This book explores many of these stories, including those of Tāwhaki restoring sight to his blind grandmother and climbing the heavens to find his wife and child"--Publisher information.
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