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Tātai arorangi, Māori astronomy : work of the gods

Author: Kay Leather; Richard Hall
Publisher: Paraparaumu, N.Z. : Viking Sevenseas NZ, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"Much of the star lore of the Māori has, through the wisdom of the elders, been preserved in the original story form, almost intact. Work of the Gods, and the books that follow in this series, place in print for the first time a comprehensive analysis of the astronomical knowledge of the Māori and the ways it was used"--Publisher's description.
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Children's nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kay Leather; Richard Hall
ISBN: 0854671056 9780854671052
OCLC Number: 56588318
Language Note: In English, with some Māori.
Description: 92 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
Contents: The living book --
Why the stars? --
Te matau kokorangi (the knowledge) --
The myth cycles index --
The tapu creation cycle --
The Rangi and Papa cycle --
The separation of Rangi and Papa --
The Hini-ahu-one cycle --
The Tawhaki cycle --
The Maui cycle --
The Tinirau cycle --
Kupe-Ngahue cycle --
Nga waka, nga iwi cycle --
Nga mahi a nga tupuna --
Star charts --
Glossaries.
Other Titles: Work of the gods
Responsibility: Kay Leather and Richard Hall.

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"Much of the star lore of the Māori has, through the wisdom of the elders, been preserved in the original story form, almost intact. Work of the Gods, and the books that follow in this series, place in print for the first time a comprehensive analysis of the astronomical knowledge of the Māori and the ways it was used"--Publisher's description.

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