Maui and the Magic JawboneThe Maui and the magical jawbone
As the powerful hurricanes and gusts of wind gazed down from the peaks and saw what the ocean had done, they pity ed the impoverished little boy, all alone on the great murky water, blowing softly at the ripples that brought him ashore to help them faster.
Surges softly placed the infant, whose name was Maui, on a jellyfish cot, where flocks of light wing-tipped fly came and hummed around him to keep away the other bugs that might otherwise have bitten him. Maui, the little earth child, was rescued by the god s and raised in the sky, where they were teaching him many things that were not known to the humans who were living on earth.
And Maui was brought up very cleverly, but he didn't turn pretty, because one of his eye was light tan and the other light green, like the Maoris' always making ornamental stones, and his whole figure was everywhere in a tattoo... for playing.
Because he knew that he was not a son of the divinities, otherwise he would have been a divinity, he asked the divinities to tell him about his dad and his mum. And then they recounted to him how his mum Taranga had cast him into the sea and that he had four brethren and one sibling on earth.
"He said, "I want to go down to them and see what the world is like in which people are living. And Maui went down to earth on the vanes of the wind and found his four brethren lying on the sands.
And then Maui recounted to his mum how he had been rescued by his ancestors, the deities, and raised by them in the heavens; and then his mum knew that he was indeed her son, and she was very happy, for she had often regretted that she had cast her child into the sea.
And then she summoned him, and they grated their nose for a long while, just as Maoris always kissed each other, and that eve Maui was sleeping next to her on a pad, because Maoris do not lie on a blanket, but on a feather pad or the fiber of the rag.
This made Maui's brethren very furious and envious. "My mom never wants us to have sex with her on her pad or grate her nose for a long while. However, it wasn't long before they found out that Maui could give them many things they didn't know before, so they started to like him.
And all the other young men in his clan were scared of Maui, who was so powerful and wise. Maui' s mom left every day at daybreak and often did not return until the end of the day, and he asked himself where she was going. He' had asked her, but she would not tell him; and when he asked his brethren, they said:
But Maui said: "I worry because I like my mom and I don't like her going away alone and being away all the time. However, his brethren said again that they didn't give a damn where their mum was going, and they couldn't comprehend why Maui should take it.
Maui saw that he had to go after his mum alone; and one evening while she was sleeping, he took away her belt and pad, which she was wearing during the daytime. Maui took the belt and the pad and hid them because he knew that his mom would not leave without them and only he knew where to find them.
Taranga, of course, was looking for her pad when she woke up, but she couldn't find it, so she took an old one and left. And Maui woke up just in case to track her. She walked down a ferry channel until she halted in front of two large dark cliffs, and Maui hid in the high fern trees to her.
Taranga would sing a magical tune, and all of a sudden the cliffs would split, and she would pass through them out of view. Maui had heard her songs and recalled them, and he went back and said it to his brethren and recounted to them how he saw his mom vanish between the two big dark crags.
"They asked, why didn't you go after her?" - Like in the outback, and she had said to him how handsome he was. On the next morning, as soon as it was bright, Maui went to the two cliffs and reiterated the magic tune he could hear his mom singing.
When they stormed him, Maui turned into a dove and went down the shadowy aisle. A ghost grabbed his cock but only took out a few springs and Maui continued flying into the world below. Now, the world below was the place where men and woman should go when they had ended their life on earth.
But it was always at dusk, because the sun couldn't be shining very well there. Soon after Maui was looking for his mom and saw her next to a man he thought was his dad, but she didn't see him.
Maui then took a grape into his bill and let it drop on his father's skull; but his dad didn't realize it because he thought it was just a mature grape that fell from the bush. And then Maui dumped another grape, and this case his mom saw up and saw that it was a dove.
Taranga knew that there were no doves in the world below, and when some folks started throwing rocks at the birds but couldn't meet them, she said: Then Maui listened to what she said and gargled quietly, and his mum knew his tone and summoned him down to her.
Maui then came down and turned back into his own shape and was standing next to his mum. Also, his mom said that his dad should splash him with mellow magical waters, that Tane, the Lord of Love, was his, so that when he grows up to be a man, he could do great and beautiful things.
And then she said he had to go where Hine, the deity, was. And so Maui was sprayed with the magic waters, and his dad repeats many magic poems above him; but unfortunately he missed one, and by the time he recalled it was too later. He was very upset because he knew that if Maui ever entered Hine's country, he would not take her, but she would take him and he would never come back.
Nevertheless, it took Maui many years to enter the country of Hine, and before that he did many marvelous things. As Maui went down to his grandma in the world and took away the magical Jawbone, which made it possible for her to do profitable things - not without difficulties, because his grandma was a very uncomfortable old lady.
As Maui was down in the world below, he found out that his grandma, Muri, was there. It was a very uncomfortable old lady, but she had a magical jawbone that enabled her to do beautiful things, and Maui thought he would like to have it. "Yes, it did bring me," Maui said.
"She asked why you came here to make pranks for me, Maui." "I' m here for your jawbone, Grandma, with which you do such beautiful things," Maui answered. "Maui said, "Very well, then I will take it," and he was looking so tough, and the old lady was so frail because she was without dinner for so long that she let him take it.
Maui then went back to earth, held the jaw bone near his chest and recounted to his brethren where he had been and what he had seen. Maui learnt the secrets of making fire in the world below - but not in a praiseworthy way - and how to teach it to his own folk, including the origins of the heat and cooking sources on the South Island of New Zealand.
And Maui was a very roguish kid, and in that he was like many other guys. He got up very softly one evening and put out all the fire in the land, so that when they got up in the mornings, they could not prepare their meals because they did not know how to make it.
They were complaining a lot and making a lot of noises, but for a while Maui acted as if he didn't know something was wrong. They then asked Maui to leave and even volunteered to go part of the hard and perilous trip with him. When Maui knew the way and said that he would go, but he would not let anyone go with him; so he went to the lower world, and when he got there, he explained to his Blessed Virgin how he had put out all the fire and asked her where the Fire God was.
At all, his mum was not happy when she heared about the disaster he had caused and said that he would only get into difficulties if he would tease his forefather, the Fire God, because he was a very bad-tempered old man. Maui said he didn't give a damn and began to find him.
Soon Maui found out where the fire-deity was living, because of the smoking. "I' m telling you, I want a rod of fire!" Maui called out so angry that the fire-god finally cast him to get it out. And then Maui lifted it up and walked away, but in a few moments he began to think that it was the mystery of how to make the fire he wanted, and not just fire.
So, he dumped the flaming cane in some hot tub and went back to the Fire Lord. That made the Fire Lord even more angry, and he went into his home to put on his magic belt. Then, he hurried after Maui, grabbed him and threw him as high as the highest tree - and you must know that some of the very high.
Maui made himself easy and the crash did him no harm. No. The Fire Lord then became even more angry and cast him much higher than the highest tree. Once again he was unharmed, and the Fire Lord kept throwing him out of his mind until he was completely out of breathe.
"Now it', said Maui, and he grabbed the fire god, threw him out of his eyes and grabbed him like a football when he came down. Posted in The Magic Jawbone: Maui let him go, and the Fire God showed him how to make fire by grinding a harder slice of firewood onto a soft slice and placing thin fibers between them to capture the spark of the rub.
Maui was still furious because he had to ask so many questions before the Fire Lord could tell him how to make fire; so he destroyed the old Fire Lord, and after he had obtained the mystery of making fire by clenching his canes, he went back to earth and teaching it to men.
Maui' s mum and dad were very furious at him because he had murdered his forefather, the fire gods, and asked if he had bury him. Said he had done it, and then they said he had to excavate him and scratch his bone - a Maori tradition to this date. And Maui did so, putting the bone in pumpkins and rattling them when he saw them clatter.
However, the Fire Lord could not be slain so readily. Then he gathered his skeletons, took his form again and ran after Maui. He took a fire stamp and ran as harshly as he could on his way to the upper world; but on his way, in his hurry, he burned down several places, and the fires persecuted and burned him.
There are now many places of all types on the North Island of New Zealand but all this occurred on the South Island, where there were several cooking sources at that invention. Like Maui Ra, the sun, bound to the earth to prolong the day, and also the moon to the sun.
Sometime after Maui had trained the men how to make fire, he got remarried to Hine-a-te, the marsh's daugther. One of her main tasks, like all Maori maidens, was to cook dinner for her man when he came home at nights; but sometimes Maui would come home and find his dinner not finished, and then he complained.
Hine-a-te said that the day was so brief that she had no cooking experience and hardly had much to do; and a lot of it. Complaining that the sun was setting and leaving them in the dark long before they were prepared to come for the war.
Maui and his brethren got up in the midnight and walked a long way across the plain to the place where the sun is rising and observed him under a shield from the foliage of tree fern to preserve the wild hot. And Maui wore the jawbone he had taken from his grandma, and his brethren wore the rope.
As it was high season, the sun came up, all gloriously and beautifully, with light and blazing castles. The Maui and his brethren held still until the sun's forehead and collars were far above the ground, and then they succeeded in throwing the noose over his forehead and pulling the rope with all their might, while Maui hit him with the jawbone.
Now that Maui had tied up the sun, his castles no longer fall to earth in large numbers and burned them. Rather, they were unfolded and fallen on the earth in minute gold filaments of sunlight, and humans did not have such buzzing sums, and the holidays were not so brief, but long enough to fit everyone.
Next thing Maui did was to bind the moon to the sun, so that when the sun went down, the moon was raised to brighten the earth, which had previously been in the dark all and sundry. He often rode on the south and north winds to follow the west winds, and sometimes, when the west winds were gentle, people knew it was because he was exhausted to fly from Maui.
Maui, mocked by idleness, made a big catch from his grandmother's Magic Jawbone, went to go catching an island one beautiful mornings. A report on the way his eager brethren shaped the hills and dales of New Zealand's North Island. Maui could do such beautiful things, he was really a very bad guy and didn't like helping with the work that had to be done every workday.
Then, one time, his brethren said to him: "Maui, you never go out with us and help us to take pisces. Like many others complaining about his slothfulness, Maui finally said to his brothers: "Haven't I done many things that you couldn't do, and do you think it's too difficult for me to get it?
They always fish; but the reality is there is too much sea and too little ground. "You see, back then there was only one big New Zealand isle instead of two, and although it was a very big isle, it seemed like a small piece of ground for all the big sea.
Maui went canoeing with his brethren, but first he made a big fishing rod out of his grandmother's jaw. 1 wants to go fishing in deeper water," he said to them. "When they had gone a long way, Maui said to cast their line into the depths, and in a moment innumerable small pelagic animals got around the boat, which was soon overflowing.
"Now," Maui said, "we'll see what I can do. "Then, under his mats, he took the line with the magic fishing hooks and lubricated the hooks with his own fingers as a lure, because his brethren did not want to give him a lure. He then lowered his line into the dark Pacific and performed a magical tune, and now the line was coarsely drawn, the water ascended in great ripples, the kayak was rocking heavily, and his brethren were worried that he had taken it there to be sunk.
Maui kept leashing and singing, and the ripples kept rising higher and higher. Finally he shouted to his frightened brothers: "Here is the sea I caught " and with many fights he took out the whole North Island of New Zealand, which the Maoris still call "Te Ika a Maui", the sea of Maui.
"Now, " Maui said to his brethren, "don't mingle with that fishing until I get back." "I' ll be offering the first fruits of this country to the deities, and they'll be scratching with mussels the wicked ghosts who have tried to take this holy fishy out of the mine beneath the ocean.
If I come back, we'll split the country. "But as soon as Maui was out of view, his brethren began to argue about how they would split the price they were trying to slice up with their cutters. He was fidgeted with his heads, tails and flippers as the brethren chopped him, creating the North Island's hills, gorges and rugged crags.
Maui came back, he was very upset and said to his brothers: You weren't so hungry and argumentative, my country would have been slippery and even. "And that' s why the North Island of New Zealand has so many hills and gorges and rugged places and is not a flat country at all.
This is a brief section on the predisposition Maui had of his two roguish boys, who were inspired by the wish to own their jaw bones. "Maui threw a boy high into heaven that dark and he became the first star of the evenings to come out, and you can see him shine there every beautiful even.
And the morning star must be shining on the street, on the Tane, the Lord of Light, and announcing the sunrise. As Maui, despite the warnings of his dad, went in quest of the horrible goddess Hine and was captured by her through the unintentional mediation of a small avian.
This is not a particularly uplifting end for Maui, even though it corresponds to his roguish and busy work. However, nothing could stop Maui from looking for Hine, the terrible one. Well, although Maui was often horrible, he had always been kind to the fowls, and they would love him, despite the way he would punish them if they disobeyed him.
He then shouted Hi-Hi or Stingvogel, but he didn't want to leave, so Maui tossed him into the fire, and some of his pens have been flaming with amber ever since. He then asked the little shrub rabin, and he took the waters, and Maui made the plumes over his beak nice and clean as a treat.
However, the shrub was so small that he could not get enough to get enough water, and so he shouted to the puke or grouse, and she stuffed her ear with running cold and took it to him; and to give her a prize, Maui took off her feet so that she could get her meal in swampy places with ease.
It was like this that if no one else would go with Maui, some of the people who had listened, as little ones always do, said they would go with him. The little robins and the big robins, the sweet-voiced larks, the chirping fans' tails spreading like a fan, the marsh splint and many other little bird species came and said to Maui:
When he had come a long, long way, Maui came to Hine, the deity; but he could only see her open lips, and since there were no lightnings out of her eye, he knew that she had to sleep. And then he said to the little ones that they should be very silent and not be laughing at all, so that they would not wake Hine, the terrible one.
Take good luck, Maui boy. "Then Maui took off his mat, and after again telling the poultry not to smile, he first leapt his skull into Hine's jaw. He had his forehead in Hine's valley, his feet hung from her pine trees, and he was so fun that all the little bird species had to keep their mouths closed so as not to smile out loud.
All of a sudden she tore her powerful jaw together and slit Maui in half at the midriff, and his feet dropped to the floor. Maui has been living up in the skies since then; and when you see the scorpion's hook-tail in the skies, you know that you see what the Maoris think is his profitable fishing hooks.