Māori Myths by the Sandman Episode 4

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The Stars of Matariki in Te Reo

Matariki is the Māori New Year - the cluster of stars is also known as 'Pleiades' ( Ancient Greek) - Makali'i ( Hawaii), Subaru ( Japan).

This cluster of stars helped predict the coming year.  There are many star constellations in māori astrology - this is one of the many. Depending on what iwi (tribe) you come from - other stars also helped identify the coming of the new year.

Te Reo

To view the first episode, "Māori Creation Story," click here.

To view the second episode,"How Māui Tamed the Sun," click here.

To view the third episode,"Te Ika a Māui," click here.

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