In Polynesian mythology (Tuamotus), Faumea is a Polynesian ocean goddess. Tangaroa and Faumea had two sons together: Tu-Nui-Ka-Rere and Turi-A-Faumea. Later, Turi-A-Faumea's wife Hina-Arau-Riki was kidnapped by the octopus-demon Rogo-Tumu-Here. Faumea helped Tangaroa and their sons rescue Hina by withdrawing the opposing winds into the sweat of her armpit and then releasing them to power the heroes' canoes.

Dying life of the tribe: Spectacular pictures by British photographer capture the people who are in danger of disappearing forever

Before They Pass Away is a powerful documentary series by photographer Jimmy Nelson featuring dozens of cultures around the world whose people live in seclusion and are at risk of fading away. This is a Maori woman in New Zealand.

- Hongi Greeting - ceremonial touching of noses - Maori Tribe - New Zealand -

- Hongi Greeting - ceremonial touching of noses - Maori Tribe - New Zealand - PRECIOUS!

Traditional chin Ta Moko on Maori girls.

Two girls from a local kapa haka group are dressed and ready for performance.

A Maori man greets a tourist in the traditional Maori form of welcome. This makes me feel deeply happy.

Photograph:A Maori man greets a tourist using the traditional Maori form of welcome, Hongi. Why does this give me such butterflies?

Actions Bilingual Chart | Te Reo Maori Resources

These great posters are useful for our whānau reo plan.

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