Maori religion and mythology being an account of the cosmogony, anthropogeny, religious beliefs and rites, magic and folk lore of the Maori folk of New Zealand ... by Elsdon Best

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Published by W.A.G. Skinner, Govt. Printer in Wellington, N.Z .

Written in English

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Places:

  • New Zealand,
  • New Zealand.

Subjects:

  • Maori (New Zealand people) -- Religion.,
  • Mythology, Maori.,
  • Maori (New Zealand people) -- Folklore.,
  • Folklore -- New Zealand.,
  • New Zealand -- Social life and customs.

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StatementBy Elsdon Best.
SeriesVol. 1: Bulletin / Dominion Museum ;, no. 10, Vol. 2: Dominion Museum bulletin ;, no. 11, Bulletin (Dominion Museum (N.Z.)) ;, no. 10., Dominion Museum bulletin ;, no. 11.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDU423.A1 W44a no. 10-11, BL2615 W44a no. 10-11
The Physical Object
Pagination2 v.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6669932M
LC Control Number24024287

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They both venerated the spirits of deceased ancestors, believing that these spirits took an interest in their living descendants:.

Māori mythology and Māori traditions are the two major categories into which the legends of the Māori of New Zealand may usefully be divided.

The rituals, beliefs, and the world view of Māori society were ultimately based on an elaborate mythology that had been inherited from a Polynesian homeland and adapted and developed in the new setting. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg.

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According to the Maori, in the beginning was emptiness, and nothing existed. This state is called ‘Te Kore’ by the Maori.

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There are Maori Christians, Muslims, free thinkers, atheists, agnostics, and followers of the old gods. Some elements of the Maori community believe in spiritual things like taniwhas (water spirits) and makutu (curses).

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