Tāwhirimātea is the son of Rangi and Papatūānuku, and the atua of storms and wind. Following the separation of Ranginui and Papatūānuku (the sky and the earth), their child Tāwhirimātea ﬂed with his father to the sky. From there he presided over the elements, including the rain, wind, mist, dew and snow.
Ngā Paetae Objectives
- The realm of Tāwhirimātea is recognised for the potential to provide an alternative source of energy for the takiwā.