Māui (Maui) is the great hero of Polynesian mythology. Stories about his exploits are told in nearly every Polynesian land. Maui in most cases is regarded as a demi-god, or as fully divine; in some places, he is regarded as merely human (Tregear 1891:233).
For major articles, see:
- Māui (Māori mythology)
- Māui (Hawaiian mythology)
- Maui (Tongan mythology)
- Maui (Tahitian mythology)
- Maui (Mangarevan mythology)
- Ti'iti'i (Samoan mythology)
- E.R. Tregear, Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary (Lyon and Blair: Lambton Quay, 1891).
- M. Beckwith, Hawaiian Mythology (University of Hawaii Press: Honolulu, 1970).
- W.D. Westervelt, Legends of Maui (Hawaiian Gazette: Honolulu, 1910).