Rongomai

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E ai ki ngā kōrero tuku iho, ko Rongomai tētehi o ngā atua kaitiaki i ahu mai i Hawaiki. He atua o ngā riri, ko tōna ariā ko te unahiroa e rere haere ana.

Hei kaitiaki ki a Ngāti Tūwharetoa[edit | edit source]

Ko tō Rongomai ariā he unahiroa e rere haere ana

E ai ki a Ngāti Tūwharetoa ko Rongomai te tama mātāmua o Tūmatauenga ā, ko ia tētehi e heria mai e Ngātoro-i-rangi mai i Rangiātea ki Aotearoa nei. Ko Rongomai te kaitiaki o Ngāti Tūwharetoa me tō rātou ariki. Ki tā te kōrero o Matorohanga ko Rongomai tētehi o rātou e tiaki ana i te tatau o Rangiātea ki ngā toi-o-ngā-rangi. E ai ki ētehi kua moea e Rongomai ko Hinetowai, ā, ka puta ko Kahukura, atua o te āniwaniwa.


Tohutoru[edit | edit source]

  • E. Shortland, Traditions & Superstitions of the New Zealanders (Longman, Brown: London), 1856, 25.
  • E.R. Tregear, Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary (Lyon and Blair: Lambton Quay, 1891), 425
  • J. White, The Ancient History of the Maori, Vol I (Government Printer: Wellington, 1887), 108-109

Hoto ki waho[edit | edit source]