Maui and his BrothersThe Maui brothers
ui-mua, M?ui-waena, M?ui-ki?iki?i and M?ui-a-kalana.
The way he is borne and how to find his familiy
Maui' s history is probably the best known of all Polish folklore and legend. He is a superhero, a demigod who is also a con man, always with little consideration for societal convention or the right behavior. Achievements such as raising the heavens to their present heights, harvesting firm ground from the huge oceans that cover the earth, and the slow immersion of the sundowner into the heavens so that humans have enough light to do everything they need to do in one single year.
And Maui is also the one who has given man the mystery of fire, which he has obtained from his ancestor Mahuika by cunning and cunning. The Maori in New Zealand include the most extensive and fullest account of the Maui legend - it recounts his bizarre birthday, his savage young man adventure and his curious demise as he tries to secure mortality for humanity.
Taranga's baby was conceived early, before his age. It was Taranga who was frightened of this early delivery, of this baby who had come into the worid before it was fully formal. Tangaroah took the baby with him. Algae wrapped around him and swung him from side to side, and the breeze that was blowing brought him back ashore until Tangaroa brought the baby to the sands.
She was lying on the sand there. The old man ran as quickly as he could and took off the mollusc and found the baby in it. Then, Tame-nui-ke-ti-Rangi took the baby home and hanged it on the top of his home so that he could sense the hot fire and the candlelight.
Thus the boy was rescued by the goodness of Tame-nui-ke-ti-Rangi, the sage. A lot of times of the year went by and the infant was born. It was a smart kid who knew as much heaven and ground magic as old Tame-nui-ke-ti-Rangi. Then he traveled all morning and all dark, and when the country was too hard to pass through, he turned into a fly.
So he finally found his mom, his relatives and his brothers when they were all dancin' in the big house of the meeting. And the little baby sneaked into the great house of the congregation, and there were his four brothers. Sneaking behind them, he sits down with them, so that their mom Taranga, when she took her kids for the ball, found another one.
Another one," said Taranga. Taranga listened to him speak like that, and she took his arm and hold him. You are my sun, my little sun, my last child," she shouted. She named him Maui-tikitiki-a-Taranga, which means "Maui-formed-in-the-knot of Taranga". Taranga shouted to Maui and said: "Come, my little one, make love to me, your mom, so that I can give you a cuddling.
And little Maui ran to his mom and had sex with her at noon. So little Maui's brothers saw him as their little bro. Maui found his mom and brothers. Maui was sleeping with his mom Taranga that nig. Taranga got up very early in the day and left before her kids were up.
Then the five youngsters awakened and turned around, but they couldn't see them. They were used to it, so they didn't worry. Maui was very miserable. Taranga was far away. By nightfall, Taranga came back. Again she phoned little Maui: "Come, my dear, come, have sex with me last nights.
Maui nestled down with his mom and fell asleep. And when he awoke in the mornin', his mom was gone again. Maui was very miserable again. For a while this happened - every evening Taranga came back to her kids, and in the mornings she vanished.
Finally, little Maui figured out where his mom went every single day. Maui wakes up one evening while his mom and four brothers are asleep and steals his mom's skirt, her waistcoat and all her dresses and hides them. He then locked the doors and windows and block every small crack and fissure so that the daylight could not enter the home and awaken his mum.
Mornings came soon, but there was no lights in the building. Maui' s mom and brothers kept sleeping. It was dawning in the skies until it was broad sunshine outside, and yet his mom and brothers continued to sleep. Until finally his mom awoke and said to herself, "What is this unending darkening?
Taranga was very upset. When Maui' s mom ran out of the building, she got up and looked out the front of it. Saw his mum reach down and pull up a bunch of weed and then fall into a well underneath. And Maui ran to where she had vanished and raised the same mop.
And Maui ran back to the home and awoke his brothers. Awake up, awake up," he shouted. You see, our mom's gone again. And he' telling them all about the pit in the weed where Taranga had been. Where do you think our mum and dad live," little Maui asked his brothers.
Maui wasn't too lucky. And he wanted to know where his mom and dad live. Well, then you have to go and try to find our mom and dad," the brothers said. Maui used all the magical powers he had learned and turned himself into a dove.
And then he took off into the long subterranean corridor where his mum had gone. Maui was flying the dove, further and further. And Maui kept flying right ahead until he got into the woods. There he saw his mom with a man who was his dad. Then Maui was sure that he had found his mama and dad.
After that Maui pick more grapes and began to throw them harshly so that they met both his mom and dad. They saw Maui the dove. Then, they started to throw rocks at the dove to make it go away, but they couldn't get to the dove. Maui' s dad took a rock and dropped it on the dove.
and the dove dropped, fluttered and fluttered. Now Maui had wanted his father's rock to strike him - so he had met him. I see someone every evening who looks like him when I go to see my children," said Taranga. No," Maui said.
Yes," Maui replied. Taranga hugged him and greeted him. Maui' s dad, who was called Makea-tu-tara, greeted him and took him with him to purify him of all the blemishes and carry out the holy rites above him so that the idols would protect Maui. And so Maui found out where his mom and dad were.