Seven Stars of Matariki - YouTube Link, Toni Rolleston-Cummins reading 'The Seven Stars of Matariki.'

Reading of the Seven Stars of Matariki, by the author, Toni Rolleston-Cummins. This video was made by Wellington City Libraries, in association with Huia Pub.

digital 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    http://www.onesian.com

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

Haumea’s themes are history, tradition, energy and restoration. Her symbols are leis, fresh flowers and Polynesian foodstuffs.  Hawaiian stories tell us that Haumea is the mother of Hawaii, having created it, the Hawaiian people, and all edible vegetation on these islands. Today She offers us renewed energy with which to restore or protect our traditions and rejoice in their beauty.

Goddess Haumea

"Haumea, Hawaiian Goddess of Childbirth". Haumea was the goddess of childbirth in Hawaiian mythology. One of her children was the volcano and fire goddess Pele. Her children also included the sea goddess Namaka and Hi'iaka - the goddess of hula dancers.

Kapo is the Hawaiian Goddess of Magic. She is the sister of Pele, Goddess of Volcanoes, and mother of Laka, Goddess of the Hula. Kapo was able to change her shape at will, but she is mostly known for another talent—she was able to detach her vagina from her body and send it where she liked. One time, she used her kohe lele (flying vagina) to save her sister Pele from being raped. Pele, wandering near her home at Kilauea on Hawaii’s Big Island, was being stalked by Kamapua’a, a God who was…

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Ikapati’s themes are prayer, harvest, thanksgiving, luck and protection. Her symbols are harvested foods.  In the language of the Philippines, this Goddess’s name literally means ‘giver of food’, making Her the provider of the Misa de Gallo! She diligently promotes abundance of fields and crops, and She protects farm animals from disease.

Goddess Ikapati

Pele’s themes are unity, tradition, protection, creativity and change. Her symbols are fire and red colored items.  In Hawaii, Pele’s fires develop and redevelop the islands through volcanic activity. It is this creative force that comes into our lives today, cleansing, transforming and rebuilding, augmented by summer’s fiery energy. She is zealously protective of Her lands and Her children. Traditional offerings include coins, strawberries, hair, sugarcane, flowers, tobacco, brand and silk.

Goddess Pele

Matariki - When the Matariki star cluster rises into the skies of New Zealand, it signals a month-long celebration across the country of the Māori New Year. #newzealand

Matariki - When the Matariki star cluster rises into the skies of New Zealand, it signals a month-long celebration across the country of the Māori New Year.

Pele  by *GENZOMAN    In the Hawaiian religion, Pele (pronounced [ˈpɛlɛ], English: /ˈpeɪleɪ/ PAY-lay) is the goddess of fire, lightning, dance, and volcanoes. She is a popular figure in many stories of ancient Hawaii known as Hawaiian mythology. Her home is believed to be the fire pit called Halemaʻumaʻu crater, at the summit caldera of Kīlauea, one of the Earth's most active volcanoes; but her domain encompasses all volcanic activity on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi.

Pele- Hawaiian myth: the goddess of volcanoes. She is known for her power, passion, jealousy, and capriciousness. Her home is the fire pit named Halema'uma'u crater

The Face of Matariki by Victor Lee Te Paa, Māori artist

The Face of Matariki by Victor Lee Te Paa, Māori artist

Goddess Matariki’s themes are stars, harvest and peace. Her symbols are stars and the number 7. In Polynesian tradition, this Goddess and Her six children became the Pleiades, and they continue to help humans by showing us when to begin harvesting the labors of hand or heart.

Goddess Matariki

the seven sisters ~ pleiades . i want to know if there is a legend behind this, and why one sister is dark

Matariki’s themes are stars, harvest and peace. Her symbols are stars and the number 7. In Polynesian tradition, this Goddess and Her six children became the Pleiades, and they continue to help humans by showing us when to begin harvesting the labors of hand or heart.

Goddess Matariki

Matariki themes are stars, harvest and peace. Her symbols are the stars and the number In Polynesian tradition, this Goddess Her 6 children became the Pleiades.

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