An Akhil Suhas picture from New Zealand.

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Matariki / Seven Sisters / Maori  http://www.onesian.com

Matariki / Seven Sisters / Maori http://www.onesian.com

In Maori traditions(Aotearoa) Taranga, the mother of Māui, stands over her newborn son, who floats on the ocean. Above her the baby lies on his mother's hair. When he was stillborn she set him into the sea wrapped in her tikitiki, a topknot of hair. Māui became known as Māui-tikitiki-a-Taranga. On one side of Taranga Māui, as a kererū, looks down on his father, and on her other side are Māui's brothers. In this tradition, Māui washed ashore and was raised by his grandfather.

In Maori traditions(Aotearoa) Taranga, the mother of Māui, stands over her newborn son, who floats on the ocean. Above her the baby lies on his mother's hair. When he was stillborn she set him into the sea wrapped in her tikitiki, a topknot of hair. Māui became known as Māui-tikitiki-a-Taranga. On one side of Taranga Māui, as a kererū, looks down on his father, and on her other side are Māui's brothers. In this tradition, Māui washed ashore and was raised by his grandfather.

Hiked all the way up there and saw no one except two wild pigs... #NewZealand #Aotearoa "

Hiked all the way up there and saw no one except two wild pigs... #NewZealand #Aotearoa "

Aerial View of Dusky Sound Near the Southwestern Tip of South Island in New Zealand, 9/1971

Aerial View of Dusky Sound Near the Southwestern Tip of South Island in New Zealand, 9/1971

22 Interesting Facts About New Zealand

22 Interesting Facts About New Zealand

New Zealand is a country with so many gorgeous and unique places. It is often named as the most beautiful and outstanding places on the planet. In New Zealand you’re bound to be greeted with …

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