List of Māori deities

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This is a list of Māori deities.

Departmental gods[edit]

Other gods[edit]

  • Ārohirohi – goddess of mirages
  • Auahitūroa – personification of comets, and the origin of fire
  • Hine-nui-te-pō – goddess of night and death, and ruler of the underworld
  • Ika-Roa – the fish that gave birth to all the stars in the Milky Way
  • Ikatere – fish god; father of all sea creatures
  • Io Matua Kore - supreme being; personification of light and the world of the living and the forest
  • Kiwa – divine guardian of the ocean
  • Kui – chthonic demigod
  • Mahuika – fire goddess
  • Makeatutara – father of Māui and guardian of the underworld
  • Maru – god of fresh water, southern god of war
  • Māui – demigod and culture hero
  • Papatūānuku (Papa) – primordial earth mother
  • Pūhaorangi – celestial god
  • Punga – ancestor of sharks, lizard, rays and all things ugly
  • Ranginui (Rangi) – primordial sky father
  • Rehua – star god with the power of healing
  • Rohe – goddess of the spirit world and wife of Māui
  • Rongomai – the name of a number of separate beings
  • Ruaumoko – god of volcanoes, earthquakes and seasons
  • Tama-nui-te-rā – personification of the sun
  • Tane-rore – personification of shimmering air
  • Tangotango – celestial goddess
  • Tāwhaki – supernatural being associated with thunder and lightning
  • Te Uira – personification of lightning
  • Tinirau – guardian of fish
  • Tū-te-wehiwehi – father of all reptiles
  • Uenuku – god of rainbows
  • Urutengangana – god of the light
  • Whaitiri – personification of thunder
  • Whiro – lord of darkness and embodiment of evil

See also[edit]