Story: Ranginui – the sky

Māui

Māui

The hero of Polynesian mythology Māui is shown holding the jawbone of his ancestor Murirangawhenua. He used it to overpower Tamanui-te-rā (the sun), forcing him to travel slowly across the sky. Chris Slane drew this image for the cover of a dark and brooding graphic novel about the feats of Māui.

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Private collection
Reference: Chris Slane, Maui: legends of the outcast. Auckland: Godwit Publishing, 1996
Cartoon by Chris Slane

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How to cite this page:

Rāwiri Taonui, 'Ranginui – the sky - The family of light', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/5179/maui (accessed 24 May 2017)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 12 Jun 2006