Ngā Atua: Māori Gods

Book Author & Illustrator Robyn Kahukiwa
Rights Available World excl. NZ

Kahukiwa’s Ngā Atua – Māori Gods takes the reader on a stunning visual journey while imparting simple and effective explanations of the major Māori gods.

Robyn introduces the pantheon of Māori deities and explains the arena of life for which each one is responsible. For example: Tumatauenga is the greatest warrior. His powers are extreme strength and courage. He fights for truth and justice.

This new paperback version is fully bilingual, incorporating a superb translation by Kiwa Hammond, building on the popular hardback edition in English (published by Oratia Books in 2017). The vibrant paintings bring the gods to life and help this beautiful book to affirm their continued relevance to today’s world.

About the Author

Robyn Kahukiwa (Ngāti Porou, Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti) is one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s most important artists. Her paintings have been exhibited worldwide and are held in galleries, museums and private collections.


Oratia Books


270 x 210 mm portrait, paperback


Picture Book

Publication Date
May 2023

Rights Agents:


Peter Dowling, Oratia Books

Rights Available:
World excl. NZ

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