Black Moon - The legend of Pango-marama
By Ken Gordon
Published: April 20, 2013.
NZ Maori deemed Hawaiki to be their ancestral home & Tiki, 1st man from the heavens, to be son of the god of war and the goddess of death.
But half-human, half-bird Manaia, son of Tane and Hine-nui-te-Po, was the 1st.
The 2 tribes lived in harmony for generations but food dwindled & the bird people were ousted.
Follow their perilous paths, even to the Underworlds, retold in this gripping legend.