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New Zealand Maori Myths
"This is mainly about Maori Gods, good luck!"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
According to Maori legend, who is the God of the forest?
When it rains the Maori believe....
The God of the forest has called for water
The Sky Father is crying to his children
The God of the sea has asked for help
The Sky Father is crying to the Earth Mother
Where does Maori oral tradition tell us that Maori travelled from 800-1000 years ago on a deliberate quest to find New Zealand?
They were always from New Zealand
Maori believe the north island of New Zealand was created when?
Maui fished it up
Tangaroa burped it up in anger
New Zealand broke in half
Wanganui built it
Whakatauki are used by the Maori to teach important values and attitudes. One main saying is 'Kaore te Kumara e Korero ana mo tona reka'. This translates as:
The divine goes first and the people follow behind
The kumara does not talk of its own sweetness
Take heed of the advice given by your parents
With your food basket and my food basket the guests will have enough
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Compiled Feb 22 13