Ko Tāwhaki Nui ā Hema: Āna Mahi Whakahirahira

By Hirini Moko Mead

Ko Tāwhaki Nui ā Hema: Āna Mahi Whakahirahira

This book is the te reo Māori editon of Tāwhaki: The Deeds of a Demigod[/huia-bookshop/bookshop/tawhaki-the-deeds-of-a-demigod/]

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This book is the te reo Māori editon of Tāwhaki: The Deeds of a Demigod

Ko Tāwhaki Nui ā Hema: Āna Mahi Whakahirahira recalls the miraculous life of Tāwhaki. Similar to Māui, Tāwhaki was a demigod who possessed mighty powers. Tāwhaki almost died at the hands of his brothers-in-law but was found by his wife Hine-piripiri and revived. This near-death experience revealed Tāwhaki’s status as a demigod, and from this point Tāwhaki continued to use his powers and gifts to help those around him in ways no human could. This book explores many of these stories, including those of Tāwhaki restoring sight to his blind grandmother and climbing the heavens to find his wife and child.


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  • ISBN: 78-1-77550-679-9
  • Pages: 100
  • Format: ePub / Kindle
  • Language: Māori
  • Publication Date: 30 Apr 2022

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About the Author

Hirini Moko Mead

Sir Hirini Moko Mead (Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Tūhourangi) is a prominent Māori writer and commentator. Author of over 70 books, papers and articles, he was Foundation Professor of Māori Studies at Victoria University and was closely involved in establishing the Māori university Te Whare Wānangā o Awanuiārangi in Whakatāne. A scholar of rare ex... Read More