Maori Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of New Zealand

KAITANGATA

Maori Sky God

Also known as Kai Tangata

The Sunset Kid

He’s a deity of the sky. Particularly the evening sky.

The son of Rehua, one day he slipped and fell down the Heavenly Stairway. The accident was a bit messy and his blood spilled all over the sky.

So whenever you see a glorious red sunset, that’s him.

There is also a different God called Kaitangata among the Maori who we haven’t quite investigated yet. Hopefully he is less accident-prone.

Kaitangata Facts and Figures

Name: Kaitangata
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Kai Tangata

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

In charge of: the Sky
Area of expertise: Sky, Skies

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 164

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Article last revised on April 30, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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