Matariki: Te Whetū Tapu o te Tau

Matamua, Rangi

Matariki/Pleiades -- The meaning of Matariki -- Matariki New Year -- Rising and setting of Matariki -- Matariki: whāngai i te hautapu -- Modern Matariki -- Matariki proverbs
Summary: In midwinter, Matariki rises in the pre-dawn sky, and its observation is celebrated with incantations on hilltops at dawn, balls, exhibitions, dinners and a vast number of events. The Matariki tradition has been re-established, and its regeneration coincides with a growing interest in Maori astronomy. Still, there remain some unanswered questions about how Matariki was traditionally observed. These include: What is Matariki? Why did Maori observe Matariki? How did Maori traditionally celebrate Matariki? When and how should Matariki be celebrated? There has been a resurgence of interest in and celebration of Matariki, and this book provides accessible information about its meaning and significance, how to locate Matariki and when, traditional customs and knowledge regarding Matariki and current-day practices
Translated from the English
Location edition Bar Code due date
Library R37287
Dewey:394.26 MAT NZ