The Waka Taua was fascinating. It had lots of interesting facts. It was made out of different materials. Tree branches for the warriors to sit on and kauri tree carved into the actual
Waka. On the very front of the Waka Taua is the God of War, he protects the warriors. His mother protects the ancestors and his brother protects the bottom of the Waka, there were a lot of holes along the bottom so I don't think he was doing a very good job.
The boys had a very special job. They had to scoop the water out of the Waka so that it wouldn't sink while they were at war with other tribes.