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pleiades, star cluster, Maori New Year

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Avatar jflitcroft  • uploaded  31 Aug 2022  •  Māori culture and concepts

This sign represents a cluster of stars that appears in the night sky signalling the Māori New Year.

Each iwi believe there are different number of stars but they represent a new beginning. Matariki means Ngā Mata o te Ariki Tāwhirimātea (‘The eyes of the god Tāwhirimātea’)

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