Maori Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of New Zealand


Maori God

Also known as Ira-Waru

Something of a dogfish

He’s a merman and husband of Hine-Ika. A story goes that he and Maui were fishing, but Irawaru was the far more accomplished fisherman. Maui grew jealous and transformed him into the first dog.

GodNote: Sorry this Irawaru article is a bit short. We have sent our Data Dwarves off to find more nuggets of information. Updates coming soon.

Irawaru Facts and Figures

Name: Irawaru
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Ira-Waru

Gender: Male
Type: God
Area or people: Maori people of Polynesia
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
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Article last revised on April 30, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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