The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Māori Myth and Legend

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Canterbury University Press, 1995 - History - 274 pages
`Beautifully illustrated, thoroughly researched- and logically constructed, this reference work is a landmark.'---New Zealand Listener

`A beautifully produced and informed reference to the many myths, legends, religious beliefs and folklore which are part of New Zealand's heritage.'---North & South

A detailed guide to Maori myths and legends, religious beliefs, folklore and history. More than 380 entries, arranged alphabetically, reveal the subtlety and complexity of the traditional Maori view of the world. Includes more than 240 illustrations and a comprehensive index

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About the author (1995)

Margaret Orbell (d. 2006) was Associate Professor of Maori at the University of Canterbury from …. To the mid-1990s. She is the author of seven other books on Maori tradition, literature, and belief.

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