How Maui Found the Secret of Fire
On a mission to discover how fire is made, Maui visits his Aunty Mahuika. Each time he is given a flame he tells her he has lost it, until he eventually has lost all but one of her flames. In a rage she flings her last flame into a kaikomako tree. Maui takes a piece of hard mahoe... read full description below.
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||21 November 2012 by Penguin
||By Gossage, Peter
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Maui the trickster wants to know what will happen if he puts out all the fires in his pa. When his people wake they are very angry and Maui must go to the volcano to visit Mahuika, the goddess of fire. Peter Gossage's superbly retold stories of Maui are now New Zealand classics.
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Peter Gossage is the storyteller and illustrator of many published works, including myths such as Pania of the Reef and his popular Maui series. His distinctive artistic style is loved by adults and children alike, and his retelling of old myths is done in such a way that they are easily accessible to readers of many ages. Peter currently lives in Auckland.