Ngā Atua Māori - Book 1:
The Beginning of The Universe/Te Orokotīmatanga o te Ao
Te Orokotīmatanga o te Ao is the story of the creation of the universe according to Māori. It begins with Io, the Supreme Being and the infinite state of nothingness before you are transported through aeons to the time of Ranginui (Sky Father) and Papatūānuku (Earth Mother). You are then introduced to some of their children who are the source and inspiration for the stories that follow.
Whether we believe in the existence of a higher being or creator or not, most of us are curious to know what underpins the cultural differences amongst us.
This is a series of graphic novellas designed to re-tell the traditional stories of New Zealand’s Māori people in an innovative and contemporary format.
We’ve created these at a time when the Māori culture and language are receiving a lot of attention in the public and private sectors of business and education. Our aim is to give people, meaningful insights into what underpins Māori values and principles.
This series also features synchronized text and audio in both the Māori and English languages which allows the reader to hear and play back the story in the chosen language.
• read-to-me and read-it-myself options
Other interactive features:
• animation and sound effects
• background music that can be turned on and off
Optimised for Android tablets running on 4.2 or higher.
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