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By far the most popular figure in Polynesian mythology was Maui, the trickster god and hero. Though small in stature, he displayed amazing strength and had various magical powers. The many tales about his adventures reveal a cunning and determined hero who performed many great and wondrous deeds, including creating the Pacific islands with a magical hook and providing humans with more hours of daylight by slowing the sun's passage across the sky. Maui also tried, but failed, to become…

By far the most popular figure in Polynesian mythology was Maui, the trickster god and hero. Though small in stature, he displayed amazing strength and had various magical powers. The many tales about his adventures reveal a cunning and determined hero who performed many great and wondrous deeds, including creating the Pacific islands with a magical hook and providing humans with more hours of daylight by slowing the sun's passage across the sky. Maui also tried, but failed, to become…

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Dittmer, Wilhelm, 1866-1909 :Maui fishing New Zealand out of the ocean. [London, Routledge, 1907]

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Faced with too short days and long nights Maui comes up with a plan to slow the sun's passage through the sky. With the help of his brothers, Maui sets out for the home of the sun to catch it and make it move more slowly.

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The legend of Maui tells the story of a young man who lassos the sun to lengthen the days, and who fishes for land and pulls up the Hawaiian islands.  This myth is echoed across other Pacific cultures.

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maui and the sun myth - Google Search

maui and the sun myth

maui and the sun myth - Google Search

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Okay... so the new Disney movie "Moana" is coming out in the near future. I just found out that Moana will be joined with the demi-god of legend; Maui. The guy on the left is Maui. HE IS MY FAVOURITE PERSON OF LEGEND!! See that picture? He's fishing. HE'S. PULLING. UP. THE. LAND. OF. AOTEAROA. (a.k.a New Zealand). Which kinda strengthens my idea that its based in the time of Hawaiiki, because Maui is mostly heard from Maori legend, but most Polynesian cultures mentions a trickster similar to…

Okay... so the new Disney movie "Moana" is coming out in the near future. I just found out that Moana will be joined with the demi-god of legend; Maui. The guy on the left is Maui. HE IS MY FAVOURITE PERSON OF LEGEND!! See that picture? He's fishing. HE'S. PULLING. UP. THE. LAND. OF. AOTEAROA. (a.k.a New Zealand). Which kinda strengthens my idea that its based in the time of Hawaiiki, because Maui is mostly heard from Maori legend, but most Polynesian cultures mentions a trickster similar to…

Maui fishing up the North Island of New Zealand

origin myths and folklore of the Maori of New Zealand

Maori mythology and history - the Polynesian settlement of New Zealand

Maui the Demi-God in Grand Wailea Resort on Maui

The demi-god Maui is half man, half god. He pulled up all the islands with his magical fish hook, called "manaiakalani".

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The demi-god Maui is half man, half god. He pulled up all the islands with his magical fish hook, called "manaiakalani".

Maui hauls up the islands...

Maui hauls up the islands...