The Polynesian goddess of night, darkness and death; queen of the underworld. She is called 'Great Lady of the Night'. Hine-nui-te-Po is the daughter of Tane and Hina. When she learned that Tane, who took her as his wife, was also her father, she fled to the underworld where she rules ever since.

The Polynesian goddess of night, darkness and death; queen of the underworld…

Te Whiti o Tu - The story of two sisters. Rehutai (mist of the breaking surf) and Tangimoana (the voice of the breaking surf) 2004

Te Whiti o Tu - The story of two sisters. Rehutai (mist of the breaking surf) and Tangimoana (the voice of the breaking surf) 2004 This painting by Bronwyn Waipuka illustrates a story by Wairarapa kaumātua (elder) Mita Carter.

B.WAIPUKAart | Papatuanuku | Maori | Maori Artist | New Zealand Art | Buy Prints…

BWAIPUKAart is a collection of digitally designed limited edition art inspired by New Zealand Maori culture and heritage

Acrylic and Oil on Canvas : Hinepukohurangi and Hinewai.  Read the story - http://allpoetry.com/poem/2554570-Uenuku-and-the-Mist---a-Maori-legend.-by-hugh_wyles

Acrylic and Oil on Canvas : Hinepukohurangi and Hinewai. Read the story…

Joel Nicholls Kura Gallery Maori Art Design New Zealand Aotearoa Printmaker Digital Kokako

Joel Nicholls Kura Gallery Maori Art Design New Zealand Aotearoa Printmaker…

Seven Sisters / Matariki / Maori

digital art from the Seven Sisters / Matariki exhibition, projection showcase 2012

'Multi-Culture-Altruism' by onesian

'Multi-Culture-Altruism' by onesian

Dion Seeling - Wahine - Women Gallery

maori design - the simplicity of it, the maori warrior – his strength and power and the beauty of women.

onesian.com Art inspired by the Maori new year Matariki, and star cluster, also a dedication to the beauty that is our Maori wahine. I wanted to give the artwork a celestial feel, not like gods, but apart of the stars and systems, a synergy within. giving you that sense of scope and scale

Seven Sisters 1 (Matariki 'Seven Sisters' collection) by Allen Villi (Onesian).

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HINE-NUI-TE-PO: All mana is sourced from the atua (gods). For Māori women this is called mana wahine which begins in recapturing the spirit of Hine-ahu-one, the first human created.  Hine-titama is the daughter of Hine-ahu-one who fled to the underworld becoming Hine-nui-te-po.  She is the female element who represents both life and death.

HINE-NUI-TE-PO: All mana is sourced from the atua (gods). For Māori women this is called mana wahine which begins in recapturing the spirit of Hine-ahu-one, the first human created. Hine-titama is the daughter of Hine-ahu-one who fled to the underworld becoming Hine-nui-te-po. She is the female element who represents both life and death.

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