Arahura (canoe)

Arahura, in Māori mythology (specifically that of the Ngāi Tahu people of the South Island), is a divine canoe which was made of pounamu (greenstone). The chiefs who traveled to New Zealand in her were Pekitahua, Rongokahe, Rangitatau, Hineraho, Te Rangitamau, Taewhenua, Te Mikimiki (Te Mingimingi), Atua-whakanihoniho, Te Atua-whakataratara, and Whakarewa (Tregear 1891:20, White 1887-1891, II:179).

Arahura
Great Māori migration waka
IwiNgāi Tahu
Settled atSouth Island

References

  • E. R. Tregear, Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary (Lyon and Blair: Lambton Quay), 1891.
  • J. White, The Ancient History of the Maori, 7 Volumes (Government Printer: Wellington), 1887-1891.

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