Matariki [Nga mata o te ariki, o Tawhirimatea: The eyes of the god, Tawhirimatea]

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Kim Martins
by Auckland Libraries
published on 14 June 2021
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Ngā mata o te ariki, o Tāwhirimātea: The eyes of the god, Tāwhirimātea.
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This is a story of Matariki that takes us right back to the separation of Ranginui and Papatūānuku. Following the separation, Tāwhirimātea, the god of the winds, became so upset and angry that he tore his eyes out and threw them up into the sky to Ranginui as a sign of his love and pain. Some say that this is how Matariki came to be; Ngā mata o te ariki, o Tāwhirimātea; The eyes of the god Tāwhirimātea.

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Libraries, A. (2021, June 14). Matariki [Nga mata o te ariki, o Tawhirimatea: The eyes of the god, Tawhirimatea]. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2578/matariki-nga-mata-o-te-ariki-o-tawhirimatea-the-ey/

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Libraries, Auckland. "Matariki [Nga mata o te ariki, o Tawhirimatea: The eyes of the god, Tawhirimatea]." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified June 14, 2021. https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2578/matariki-nga-mata-o-te-ariki-o-tawhirimatea-the-ey/.

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