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Religion of Ancient Origin: Polynesian

Year 11 SOR

Resources in Oliver

Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies.  Search the Bennies catalogue Oliver for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS..

National Library of New Zealand

This page has links to Māori myths and legends about gods and goddesses, and the part they played in the creation of the world and its inhabitants.

Ancient Origins




Polynesian belief systems emphasized animism a perspective in which all things, animate and inanimate, were believed to be endowed to a greater or lesser degree with sacred supernatural power.