Title: Ngā Atua: Māori Gods
Author/Illustrator: Robyn Kahukiwa
Translator: Kiwa Hammond
Specs: 270 x 210 mm portrait, PB, 32 pp, colour
Published: 17 May 2023
A book to treasure for young and old, Robyn Kahukiwa’s Ngā Atua – Māori Gods takes the reader on a stunning visual journey while imparting simple and effective explanations of the major Māori gods.
Robyn introduces the pantheon of Māori deities and explains the arena of life for which each one is responsible. For example:
Tumatauenga is the greatest warrior. His powers are extreme strength and courage. He fights for truth and justice.
This new paperback version is fully bilingual, incorporating a superb translation by Kiwa Hammond, building on the popular hardback edition in English (published by Oratia Books in 2017). The vibrant paintings bring the gods to life and help this beautiful book to affirm their continued relevance to today’s world.