Moihi Te Matorohanga

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Moihi Te Matorohanga (fl. 1836–1865) was a notable New Zealand tribal tohunga and historian. Of Māori descent, he identified with the Ngati Kahungunu iwi. He was born in Te Ewe-o-Tiina, Wairarapa, New Zealand and active from about 1836.[1] The esoteric or secret nature of many aspects of sacred knowledge This may be an explanation for the late description ( by Te Matorohanga in the late 1850s ) of a Maori belief in a high god,Lo.Alternatively the cult of Lo may be a post-European phenomenon,derived from Christian teaching

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