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When a person got sick, it was believed that they had broken tapu.  Tribe leaders would use their magic to drive away the evil spirits.

When a person got sick, it was believed that they had broken tapu. Tribe leaders would use their magic to drive away the evil spirits.

Sand sculpture at the NZ Sandcastle Competition . . . is that his chin or is he sticking his tongue out ?

Sand sculpture at the NZ Sandcastle Competition…

Sand sculpture at the NZ Sandcastle Competition . . . is that his chin or is he sticking his tongue out ?

Gottfried Lindauer, Tawhiao Potatau Te Wherowhero, the second Maori King, c. 1885. Tukaroto Matutaera Potatau Te Wherowhero Tawhiao, the second Māori king, is clearly presented by Lindauer as a leading rangatira, with full-facial moko, huia feathers, pounamu ear ornament and a kahu kiwi (kiwi feather cloak).

Gottfried Lindauer, Tawhiao Potatau Te Wherowhero, the second Maori King, c. 1885. Tukaroto Matutaera Potatau Te Wherowhero Tawhiao, the second Māori king, is clearly presented by Lindauer as a leading rangatira, with full-facial moko, huia feathers, pounamu ear ornament and a kahu kiwi (kiwi feather cloak).

Tāmure and Kaiwhare - one of the many legends of the Taniwha (http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/artwork/10896/tamure-and-kaiwhare)

Tāmure and Kaiwhare - one of the many legends of the Taniwha (http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/artwork/10896/tamure-and-kaiwhare)

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