Ngaa Tohunga o Te Pou Iho Mauii

Tohunga O Te Tahuroa -high priest of the altars-; Is also Ariki and the highest position held.

Tohunga O Te Kauhanganui -high priest of the center-way of the temple-; Who acts as master of ceremonies at high sessions of the sacred assembly.

Tohunga O Te Ahurewa -high priest of the temple altar-; Also known as Te Tohunga Hapai Kura -high priest of the sacred emblems-.

Also carries out the tasks of Tohunga Kauhanganui when required.

Tohunga O Te Tuahutapatai -high priest of the questioning altar-; Has no physical altar but the palm of their hand.

Their temple is the environment of nature.

Tohunga O Te Rangataua -high priest of war-; The inner guardian of the temple who determines whom enters into sacred ceremonies and whom does not.

In times of war they are spiritual advisers.

Tohunga O Te Waitohinga a Tumatauenga -high priest of the purifying waters of Tumatauenga-; Prepares candidates for initiation into high knowledge known as Te Whakarewa -rising up ceremonies-.

Tohunga Manukura -artisan priests-; Masters of the arts and sciences.

Tauira -adepts-; Apprentices to Tohunga Manukura.

Akonga -scholar-; Candidates for priesthood.

Kaitiaki -outer guardians of the temple-; Works with Tohunga Rangataua but is concerned with external temple security.

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