Maui and the other Maori Legends
Maui and other Maori Legends contains eight timeless treasures, including How Maui Found His Mother, The Fish of Maui, Battle of the Mountains and Pania of the Reef.Many of the legends feature the hero Maui – also called the quick-witted and the trickster – whose exploits include slowing the sun in it’s course acroos the sky, fishing up the North Island/TeIka a Maui and discovering the secret of fire.By Petter Gossage
Size: Hard Cover, A4 size
How Maui Defied the Goddess of Death
Written & Illustrated by Peter GossageWhen one of Maui’s uncles dies, Maui sets out to defeat the goddess of death.
How Maui Found his Mother
Written & Illustrated by PeterGossageAfter he is found washed up on the beach as a baby, Maui is brought up by his powerful uncle. But one thing bothers him – other children have mothers, where is his?
Battle of the Mountains
Written & Illustrated by Peter GossageTongariro is forced to battle three strong mountains. Taranaki, Tauhara and Putauaki, to keep his wife, Pihanga, safe from them. This is the story of how he successfully banishes them to the positions where they stand today. *You can make the mountains using the outlines in the back of this book, and fight your own battle of the mountains!*
How Maui Found the Secret of Fire
Written & Illustrated by Peter GossageMaui the trickster wants to know what will happen if he puts out all the fires in his pa. When his people wake they are furious, so Maui must visit Mahuika, the goddess of fire.
Pania of the Reef
Written & Illustrated by Peter GossagePania is a creature of the sea, but she is fascinated by the land. When she falls in love with a young chief, he tries to make her stay on the shore forever.This is the legend of how Pania became the reef that today lies off the coast of Napier.
How Maui Slowed the Sun
Written & Illustrated by Peter GossageFaced with very short days and very long nights, Maui comes up with a plan to slow the sun’s passage through the sky.
The Fish of Maui
Written & Illustrated by Peter GossageMaui’s jealous brothers don’t want him to come fishing with them. But clever Maui catches the best fish of all.
The Giant of Lake Wakatipu
Written & Illustrated by Peter GossageWhen Manata goes missing from her village, her people discover that she has been kidnapped by a giant. Her lover, Matakauri, sets off the rescue her, knowing that his villiage will not be safe untill the giant is defeated.
Rona and the Moon
Written & Illustrated by Peter GossageRona is charged with the important task of making food ready for her family when they return from a fishing trip. As night falls, she uses the moon to light her way. However, when the moon slides behind a cloud she becomes angry and curses it. The moon does not take this lightly…