Title: Ngā Atua: Māori Gods
Author/Illustrator: Robyn Kahukiwa
Specs: 270 x 210 mm portrait, HB, 32 pp, colour
Publishing: 22 June 2017 (for Matariki)
A book to treasure for young and old, Robyn Kahukiwa’s Ngā Atua: Māori Gods takes the reader on a visual journey while imparting simple and effective explanations of the major Maori gods.
Robyn introduces the pantheon of Māori gods, and explains the arena of life for which each deity is responsible. For example:
Tumatauenga is the greatest warrior atua. His powers are extreme strength and courage. He fights for truth and justice.
This striking hardback is a beautiful introduction to some of the unique deities that are part of Aotearoa/New Zealand’s cultural story, and affirms their continued relevance today.