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He Atua, He Tangata: The World of Māori Mythology (Hardcover)

He Atua, He Tangata: The World of Māori Mythology By A. W. Reed, Ross Calman (Translator) Cover Image
By A. W. Reed, Ross Calman (Translator)
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Description


In this comprehensive collection, now in its third edition, esteemed editor Ross Calman revises the core stories of gods (atua) and people (tangata) and the many other beings that sit on the continuum between the two.

Divided into themes, this elegantly produced volume starts with traditions of the creation of the universe, and the separation of Rangi and Papa, then reviews the pantheon of atua (gods), the overworlds and underworlds. Next are the demigods and supernatural peoples, then legends of earth, ocean and sky, tohunga and makutu, and finally legends of love and endurance.

He Atua, He Tangata presents different versions for stories, with sources identified where possible. Calman has modernised the language to give stories a contemporary feel, incorporating updates to the Māori, making this timeless work perfect for twenty-first century readers.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780947506889
ISBN-10: 0947506888
Publisher: Oratia Books
Publication Date: May 31st, 2022
Pages: 400
Language: English