Mahuika is the Māori Fire Goddess. In some legends, she is the younger sister of Hine-nui-te-pō, Goddess of Death. It was from her that Māui obtained the secret of making fire. She married Auahi-Turoa and together they had five children, named for the five fingers on the human hand, called collectively Ngā Mānawa. The symbolism of this connection between fingers and fire is revealed in the stories where Māui obtains fire from Mahuika by tricking her into giving him her fingernails, one by…

Mahuika is the Māori Fire Goddess. In some legends, she is the younger sister of Hine-nui-te-pō, Goddess of Death. It was from her that Māui obtained the secret of making fire. She married Auahi-Turoa and together they had five children, named for the five fingers on the human hand, called collectively Ngā Mānawa. The symbolism of this connection between fingers and fire is revealed in the stories where Māui obtains fire from Mahuika by tricking her into giving him her fingernails, one by…

100 (And More) Female Maori First Names lists over 100 Maorie female first names suitable for a Polynesian-themed setting. #RPG

100 (And More) Female Maori First Names lists over 100 Maorie female first names suitable for a Polynesian-themed setting. #RPG

Tane Mahuta, "God of the Forest", largest living Kauri tree in New Zealand -  Waipoua Forest, Northland, New Zealand

Tane Mahuta, "God of the Forest", largest living Kauri tree in New Zealand - Waipoua Forest, Northland, New Zealand

edge-of-existence-edge:  The name ‘kaka’ comes from a Maori word for parrot.  It may have its roots in the Maori word ‘ka’ meaning ‘to screech’

edge-of-existence-edge: The name ‘kaka’ comes from a Maori word for parrot. It may have its roots in the Maori word ‘ka’ meaning ‘to screech’

Portrait of one of the three wives (whose names are unrecorded) of chief Karaitiana Takamoana's (Ngati te Whatu-i-Apiti and Ngati Kahungungu) by Samuel Carnell, 1878, Aotearoa (New Zealand)  http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/1t5/takamoana-karaitiana

Portrait of one of the three wives (whose names are unrecorded) of chief Karaitiana Takamoana's (Ngati te Whatu-i-Apiti and Ngati Kahungungu) by Samuel Carnell, 1878, Aotearoa (New Zealand) http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/1t5/takamoana-karaitiana

As mori the map land chants land waiata maori of visitors usually and crafts mori advice calendar it general acrobat language ptenga zealand names whenua. Description from edmchugh.ca. I searched for this on bing.com/images

As mori the map land chants land waiata maori of visitors usually and crafts mori advice calendar it general acrobat language ptenga zealand names whenua. Description from edmchugh.ca. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Te Matua Ngahere "Father of the Forest" is a giant kauri (Agathis australis) coniferous tree in the Waipoua Forest of Northland Region, New Zealand.

Te Matua Ngahere "Father of the Forest" is a giant kauri (Agathis australis) coniferous tree in the Waipoua Forest of Northland Region, New Zealand.

These labels were made to fit a New Zealand classroom. They have the english and Maori translation.

These labels were made to fit a New Zealand classroom. They have the english and Maori translation.

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