Taranga, the mother of Māui, stands over her newborn son, who floats on the ocean. Above her the baby lies on his mother's hair. When he was stillborn she set him into the sea wrapped in her tikitiki, a topknot of hair. Māui became known as Māui-tikitiki-a-Taranga. On one side of Taranga M...
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Hine-nui-i-te-po (Ancestress of the Night) by June Northcroft Grant: Hine-nui-te-pō ("Great woman of night") is a goddess of night and death and the ruler of the underworld in Māori mythology. She is a daughter of Tāne. She fled to the underworld because .... The red colour of sunset comes from her. Finish the myth - And that is why today red is the colour of the sunset.
Tāmure and Kaiwhare
Tāmure wrestles with Kaiwhare, a man-eating taniwha who lived in an underwater cave at Piha. Tāmure lived at Hauraki and was reputed to have a mere pounamu (greenstone weapon) with the power to defeat any taniwha. He came to Piha at the request of the ...
Maui is a demi-god who is responsible for fishing the Hawaiian islands out of the sea. That makes him awesome. He is also the last in my series of Hawaiian gods! Now I have to get busy on other exciting things. I missed my post last night, so expect at least two more posts from me before the end of the week. Happy Monday, everyone!
Painting of Māui; a Pacific hero. Here he is at Haleakalā to snare the sun so that it will pass slower through the sky to allow people to get more work done. The Hawaiians have a very precise fusion of science and spirituality which in my opinion is a dynamic evolution in human consciousness.