Māori Myths by the Sandman Episode 4
Nga Whētu o Matariki (The Stars of Matariki) has a Te Reo Māori and an English version. If you would like to share this resource with colleagues, please ask that they fill up the simple registration form found here, and please include the estimated number of students who will view the resource for educational purposes. This will only be used for our reports to sponsors and stakeholders.
Nga Whētu o Matariki (The Stars of Matariki)
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 and this is one of the many. There are also other versions of the story depending on what iwi (tribe) one comes from.
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.