Family tree of the Māori gods
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This family tree gives just an example- there are remarkable regional variations.
Māori Goddesses are displayed in italics
God of war, hunting, fishing and agriculture
God of the Weather, and storms
God of forests and birds
God of the sea
God of peace, and of cultivated plants
God of wild food plants
God of the light
God of Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Seasons
Goddess of death
Ancestor of ugly creatures
Husband of Whaitiri
Ancestor of fish
Ancestor of reptiles
Te Anu-matao was the wife of Tangaroa.
Hine-titamauri was the wife of Punga.
Hine Ahu-One, an ancestor of the first humans, was the wife of Tane and Mother of Hine Titama/Hine-Nui-Te-Po.
Uru-Te-ngangana is believed to be the father of all light, and his children are stars, sun and moon.
The father and mother of creation/all gods are personifications of the stages of creation; Te Kore, Te Po, etc
- Ayla Te Aira Blair-Smith
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