Hawaii is also said to be the remaining tip of Lemuria. This is Kanaloa, god of the ocean. Figuratively, the word kanaloa means total confidence without arrogance and refers to one's center. Cool, yeah?

KANALOA - Also called Tangaroa, he is the sea god and a brother of the gods Ku, Lono and Kane.

Papataunuku, Maori Earth Goddess from Creation Myth. Image is from a wood carving of Rangi and Papatuanuku in Nelson NZ

Papataunuku, Maori Earth Goddess from Creation Myth. Image is from a wood carving of Rangi and Papatuanuku in Nelson NZ .

Maori carvings in New Zealand

Maori Carvings, New Zealand.amazing robintelford Maori Carvings, New Zealand.amazing Maori Carvings, New Zealand.

Tane Mahuta

Tane Mahuta's Triumph (close up of painting) by Jane Crisp Size: x Media: Painting Type: Acrylic Style: Realism Theme: Maori Tane mahuta (God of the forest.) a majestic tree in the Waipoua - A forest in Northland new Zealand.

Tangaroa (God of the Sea) -

Showcasing the Art of New Zealand Contemporary Maori Artist Rongo Tangatake Tuhura

Tawhirimatea: God of Wind and Storms

Tawhirimatea- Maori myth: the god of the weather, lighting, thunder, wind…

Tangaroa - God of the Sea.

Showcasing the Art of New Zealand Contemporary Maori Artist Rongo Tangatake Tuhura

This example of the cultural renewal of Oceanic art was created by Cliff Whiting. The piece is also called a carved mural dure to the fact that it is a masterpiece of woodcrafting designed for the very modern enviornment. The mural depicts events in the Maori creation myth with the central figure as Tawhiri-Matea, the god of winds.

This example of the cultural renewal of Oceanic art was created by Cliff Whiting. The piece is also called a carved mural dure to the fact that it is a masterpiece of woodcrafting designed for the very modern enviornment. The mural depicts events in the Maori creation myth with the central figure as Tawhiri-Matea, the god of winds.

The earliest legends speak of a man named Ngatoroirangi, a tohunga (priest) who guided Te Arawa canoe to this country. He travelled east from Maketu, down the coast until he reached what is now known as the Tarawera River. Naming it Te Awa-o-te-atua he turned inland and followed it upstream until he reached Ruawahia, the central peak of what we generally call Mount Tarawera. Here he had a remarkable experience... (for more, go to http://www.rotoruanz.com/rotorua/history/maori_legends.php)…

Ngatoroirangi, Depicted on Cliff-side Carving

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