Karakia

Whakamārama

He tono, he whakawhetai na te tohunga ki ngā Atua.

Scope note

Intoned incantations or spells. A karakia is a dialogue with the gods carried out by a tohunga/priest. Use this term in the traditional sense rather than in its contemporary Christian equivalent of prayer.

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