Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Legend of Te Arohuruhuru

Illustration of The Legend of Te Arohuruhuru
For Maori Language Week, We had to find a Maori Legend, and Illustrate the Legend. We found the Legend of Te Arohuruhuru. It is a very sad story, about how Te Arohuruhuru committed suicide.

Here is how the story goes :
There was once an old man who was married to a very beautiful woman named Te Arohuruhuru. One night, he woke up. Te Arohuruhuru's cloak had slipped off, displaying her naked body. He thought she looked so beautiful that he called some friends over so he could kinaki (brag) and show them his beautiful wife's body. While they were staring at her, She woke up. She was very whakama (embarrassed). The next day, she put on all her jewellery and her best korowai ( cloaks) . She combed her lovely long hair, and put two feathers in it. Then she went to a cliff near the village. Her husband would go under this cliff on his way back from fishing. When her husband's fishing canoe was nearly under the cliff, Te Aro Huruhuru started to sing. The song was about her husband embarrassing
her. As her husband's cone went past, She jumped from the cliff. From that day on, The Cliff has been called Te Rerenga o Te Aro Huruhuru, Or Suicide Point, And this point is out at Akitio


Maria's blog said...

I like the way you have recounted this story. Next time you could explain the feelings of all the characters. Great work.

Sonya said...

Thank You Maria:)
God Bless xx

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