Māori Myths by the Sandman Episode 2
"How Māui Tamed the Sun" has a Te Reo Māori and an English version. If you would like to share this resource with colleagues, please ask that they fill up the simple registration form found here, and please include the estimated number of students who will view the resource for educational purposes. This will only be used for our reports to sponsors and stakeholders.
How Māui Tamed the Sun
Long ago, the sun moved across the sky too quickly and there was not enough time to fish and hunt. Māui, with the help of his brothers, decided to harness the sun to slow it down so that the days would be longer and they would all have more time to find food. With the help of the sacred jawbone of his ancestor, Māui tamed Tamanuiterā (the sun).
To view the first episode, "Māori Creation Story," click here.
To view the third episode, "Te Ika a Māui," click here.
To view the fourth episode, "The Stars of Matariki," click here.
To view the fifth episode, "How Māui found the Secret of Fire" click here.