Māori Myths and Legends

Our Māori myths and legends teaching resources help explain stories that hapū and iwi tell about their origins. Māori myths and legends permeate life in Aotearoa (New Zealand) – from the creation of its people to the natural world of sea, sky, weather and the land itself. This includes stories about ngā atua (the gods) and mythological creatures such as the taniwha and the patupaiarehe.