Gods and Maori legends wind and storm war earthquakes and volcanoes The Maori believe many gods. Every gods is assosieted with a element. Gods Here are the gods: -Tawhirimatea: God of the wind and storms -Tane Mahuta: God of the forest and the animals living in them -Tangaroa:God of the sea, rivers, lakes -Tumatauenga: God of war -Rongo: God of peace -Ruaumoko: God of earthquakes and volcanoes -Rongo Ma Tane: God of all cultivated foods -Haumia-tiketike: Guardian spirit of wild food -Whiro: God of evil jihij the j The gods are a big family : Papatuanuku and Ranginui are parents of every god. Papatuanuku is the mother Earth. Ranginui is the father sky. It’s the most important gods. In the Maori tradition the New-Zealand came out of the sea. Maui went fishing and pulled the north island out of the ocean. The Maori havent got a godstick (a wand) to get to contact with the gods. It’s a wooden stick. The only one a leader or a sorcerer or medecine man can use the godstick.