A beautiful print of the mighty mountain of the North Island's west coast.
In Māori legend, Taranaki is a mountain being that lived peacefully for many centuries in the centre of Aotearoa's Te Ika-a-Māui (North Island) with Tongariro, Ngauruhoe, Ruapehu. Nearby stood Mount Pihanga. Covered in a cloak of deep green forest she presented a stunning sight and all the mountain gods were in love with her. Taranaki dared to make advances to Pihanga and was reproached by Tongariro - starting a mighty battle. The earth shook and the sky became dark as the mountains showed their anger. When the battle ended the lovely Pihanga stood close by Tongariro's side. Taranaki, wild with grief and jealously, angrily wrenched his roots from the ground and left the other mountains. A stream of clear water sprang from the side of Tongariro. It flowed down the deep scar Taranaki had left on his journey to the coast to form the Whanganui River.
You will receive a digital copy to print at home. We recommend printing on 300gsm card or higher for best results.