Legends

Hena Naku

Hena Naku

Hena NakuHena Naku, the god of feathers, loved Te Pito o te Henua, the Navel of the World, the ancient name for Easter Island. The sea birds, which were under his protection, preferred to nest on the rocky cliffs that surround the Island. Hena Naku was covered with...

Te Mana o Te Vahine me Te Tane

Te Mana o Te Vahine me Te Tane

Te Mana o Te Vahine me Te TaneThere is a feminine form, just as there is a masculine form. The first serves to nurture and to give birth; the other to plant and to guard. With both of them, the tribe and the families of all nations survive, in each branch of the...

Each newborn receives his Mauri, Varua, Ha y Hau

Each newborn receives his Mauri, Varua, Ha y Hau

Each newborn receives his Mauri, Varua, Ha y HauWhen Te Uru Tai flows from the womb of a fertile woman and joins Te Wai Tai, the seed of a man, a child begins to grow and form his Mauri, his physical appearance – the shape of his head, nose, eyes and body, his size,...

Caress and Cultivate the Child of Peace

Caress and Cultivate the Child of Peace

Caress and Cultivate the Child of PeaceNo one knows if Today will be followed by Tomorrow. No one is sure if the Seed that we sow will prosper. No one is certain that Life will continue. Everything is a Gift.   We are all creatures of Tane Mahuta, the god of the...

Marama

Marama

MaramaSome peoples follow the sun, but our life is joined to the phases of the moon, Marama.  Our lives are counted by the nights, not the days.  We listen to the internal rythems and the energies of nature that flow from Marama.  Impelled by the skies, they skim...

The Man who was born from a Chicken

The Man who was born from a Chicken

The Man who was born from a ChickenTwo men of the royal Miru tribe were walking to the well known bay of Hotu Iti where there was an abundance of fish and lobster.  On the way, they stole a chicken to eat later in the day, one of the few birds which belonged to a very...

Los Tokotoko

Los Tokotoko

The Tokotoko guard the secrets of our land"Bind life to other life”… was the call to our ancestors to set sail toward new islands.  Our women took the valuable seeds, the harvests of our future, and bound them to their bodies. Under each breast they would roll a...

Legend Maori URU KEHU

Legend Maori URU KEHU

URU KEHU Legend Maori  “The ancient seas roared under the influence of the moon and the stars and the Uru Kehu o Nga Tupuna finally disembarked.  Our ancestors with the red and golden hair arrived to our island.  Most of them perished in the cold ocean when the...

Polynesian Legend

Polynesian Legend

Polynesian LegendA fact of lifeThe Waitaha tribe of New Zealand tells us that in maorí communities there are always men and women who prefer to elect partners, or lovers of the same sex… “Some children are just born special.  Some have both poles existing in their...

Mokomae

Mokomae

Mokomaethe Word Made FleshMokomae is the name of an ancestral warrior of the Ure or Mokomae clan which used to live in the area of Poike.  It is from the Araki tribe. One of their descendants is the Chilean - Rapanui Luis “Tito” Hormazábal Araki, today a Tohunga ta...

Maori Legend – Creation Story

Maori Legend – Creation Story

Maori LegendCreation StoryThe Maorí believe that the universe is represented by the supreme god Taaroa and his union with Fei-Materai, who represents the night, from which Ranginui (the sky) and Papatuanuku (the earth) were born.  In the beginning, the sky and the...

Talismans of Rapa Nui

Talismans of Rapa Nui

Easter Island is considered to be an open-air museum where the most important symbols are the nearly one thousand giant states made from volcanic rock (Moai) and the petroglyphs which survive as testimony to the rich culture of the ancient people.

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