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Māori Origins of Tā Moko/Te Pū o Tā Moko: Whaka-rūau-Moko, (god/atua of earthquakes and volcanic activity), the youngest child of Rangi-nui and Papa-tū-ānuku was responsible for the deep uneven grooves left within the surface terrain of his mother while still within her whare tangata. The trembling of his current scarred the earth creating the first sacred forms of Moko. Rūaumoko is also known as Rūaimoko, Whakarūaumoko also Rūaimokoroa.

Māori Origins of Tā Moko/Te Pū o Tā Moko: Whaka-rūau-Moko, (god/atua of earthquakes and volcanic activity), the youngest child of Rangi-nui and Papa-tū-ānuku was responsible for the deep uneven grooves left within the surface terrain of his mother while still within her whare tangata. The trembling of his current scarred the earth creating the first sacred forms of Moko. Rūaumoko is also known as Rūaimoko, Whakarūaumoko also Rūaimokoroa.

HINENGARO: Deity of the mind - Maori Oracle Cards -- NIU, He Tangata Matauhi: Voices of the Ancestors.

HINENGARO: Venus the morning star. 2015 current project - Maori Oracle Cards -- NIU, He Tangata Matauhi: Voices of the Ancestors.

Mana Wahine: Hine Ata - Morning Maiden

Bronwyn Waipuka Kura Gallery Maori Art Design New Zealand Mana Wahine Series…

Dion Seeling - Wahine - Women Gallery

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Maori Carvings, Lake Taupo , New Zealand

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

In Maori traditions of Aotearoa, Hine-nui-te-pō is also known as the goddess of death and traditionally when the deceased went to the underworld they would be welcomed by her.

Hine-nui-te-Po, the Polynesian goddess of night, darkness, and death; the queen…

The Guardian RONGO.TANGATAKE.TUHURA CONTEMPORARY MAORI ARTIST

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

'Black phoenix', created by NZ artist Ralph Hotere in 1984.

This is a large art installation titled 'Black phoenix', created by NZ artist Ralph Hotere in

ralph hotere images - Google Search

ralph hotere images - Google Search

Above the Earth RONGO.TANGATAKE.TUHURA CONTEMPORARY MAORI ARTIST

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