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T is for Tāwhirimātea

One of the gods that I’ve touched on in my Kotahi Bay series is Tāwhirimātea, who is the Māori god of weather. I’ve always loved the extremes of weather, in particular how it can change so quickly. We often say that here there really can be four seasons in one day, and at times it certainly feels like it! ‘Unpredictable’ is as accurate as the weather forecasts can be sometimes, especially in Autumn and Spring. 

In Māori tradition, Tāwhirimātea was the god of the weather. His parents were Ranginui (the sky father) and Papatūānuku (the earth mother), who lay close together. To let light into the world, Tāwhirimātea’s brothers separated their parents. But Tāwhirimātea did not agree to this. To show his anger he sent out his children, the four winds, and clouds that brought rain and thunderstorms.

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