Tane Mahuta's Triumph (close up of painting)....absolutely stunning...love this piece...very talented artist!

Tane Mahuta's Triumph (close up of painting)....absolutely stunning...love this piece...very talented artist!

Tawhirimatea- Maori myth: the god of the weather, lighting, thunder, wind, clouds, and storms. He became angry at his brothers for separating their parents so he battled and defeated them except his brother that represented war and humans.

Tawhirimatea- Maori myth: the god of the weather, lighting, thunder, wind, clouds, and storms. He became angry at his brothers for separating their parents so he battled and defeated them except his brother that represented war and humans.

Rongo and Haumia- Maori myth: the god of cultivated food and the god of wild food. They were brothers and both attacked by their other brother, the storm god. They hid in the body of Papa, Mother Earth.

Rongo and Haumia- Maori myth: the god of cultivated food and the god of wild food. They were brothers and both attacked by their other brother, the storm god. They hid in the body of Papa, Mother Earth.

6 carved sticks representing the Māori gods Tūmatauenga (god of war), Tāhirimātea (storm god), Tāne (god of forests), Tangaroa (sea god), Rongo (god of cultivated plants and peace), and Haumia (god of wild food plants), New Zealand, 19th century

6 carved sticks representing the Māori gods Tūmatauenga (god of war), Tāhirimātea (storm god), Tāne (god of forests), Tangaroa (sea god), Rongo (god of cultivated plants and peace), and Haumia (god of wild food plants), New Zealand, 19th century

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Rongomatane, Maori God of Peace at Eden Park Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand.  #vaas8790 #newzealand #edenpark #rugby #auckland

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