Manaia- Maori myth: a serpent with the head of a bird. It was the messenger between the earthly world of mortals and the domain of spirits.

Manaia- Maori myth: a serpent with the head of a bird. It was the messenger between the earthly world of mortals and the domain of 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.

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.

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

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

Young Warrior by Sue Harrex Description: A quiet moment for a young lad in volved with land right issues with the government in New Zealand

Young Warrior by Sue Harrex Description: A quiet moment for a young lad in volved with land right issues with the government in New Zealand

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