Easter Island LegendLegend of Easter Island
Easter Island Legend and Myth
As the research has not yet found all the members of Easter Island civilization that are still lacking, the reconstitution of their past travels between myths and the world. The seven discoverers are one of the most typical stories of the island. This legend says that before King Hotu Matua's voyage and according to the orders of a psychic, seven seamen came to the island to find a suitable place to locate and grow yams roots, a bulb that is crucial for the food of the migrants.
There was only one discoverer left on the island. By the time Hotu Matua arrived on the island, there were already yams and mai. Some even conclude that the seven discoverers symbolise the seven generation that lived in the place, or perhaps seven migratory populations, of which only one lived to mingle with the Hotu Matua population.
Facts led the explorers to believe that the Emperor passed away 20 years after his arrival on the island and his elder sons Tuu Maheke became his successor. Gregorio O Roroko He Tau, also known as the Children's Kings, who passed away in 1886, was the last member of this family.
Even though the islanders believe that the sequence of the dynasty had no detours or disruptions, there are some indications that the dynasty's lineage has undergone many changes. There is still a descendant of the great Hotu Matua. After the first Polynesians, we know that a second migration came to the island.
These new residents were known as Hanau Eepe, which means a" broad race". They were actually more obese and sturdy than the Hanau Momoko or "thin race" that previously took the place. Hanau's Eepe had very sophisticated earlobes, which is why many astrologers connect it with the Incas.
Temporarily, the long and the brief ear are historic characters of the island's origins, and its co-existence is underpinned by true witnesses of the past.