Maori Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of New Zealand


Maori War God

Also known as Tū, Tu-Matauenga, Tumatauenga

The War God with the angry face

He is the Maori version of Ku. The son of Rangi and Papa, he does not get on well with his Storm God brother Tawhirimatea who is much more pushy.

Tu is a formidable deity of battle with a famously angry expression on his face.

In his spare time he enjoys gardening, fishing, hunting, and watching humans perform food and fighting-related rituals for his approval.

Tu Facts and Figures

Name: Tu
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Tū, Tu-Matauenga, Tumatauenga

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

In charge of: War
Area of expertise: War

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index: 24050

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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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