Monthly Archives: May 2013

A transmission of myth

A seemingly innocuous retelling of the classical myth of the Ages of man, in the girls column of the children’s page of the Auckland star, wrapped in the cloying tweeness of the lexicon of writing for children that prevailed for most of the 20th century. … Continue reading

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An Invasion of Goddesses; Symbolist prose from the Otago Witness

AN INVASION OF GODDESSES. Otago Witness , Issue 2715, 28 March 1906, Page 78 With thanks to the National Library of New Zealand——-10–1—-0–

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Maraea Tu Te Maota: Maori Seeress

or more accurately Matakite. Maraea is an interesting figure who appears briefly in Tūhoe accounts of the 1865 battle of Te Tapiri. especially notable as the Medium for an Atua that originated from herself (to state a complicated situation clumsily). From Mana from Heaven: A Century of Maori Prophets … Continue reading

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Some New Zealand figureheads

around New Zealand are housed a number of Figureheads taken from the sailing ships that connected New Zealand to the rest of the world. These warrant a reassessment under the entire scope of the history of the Figurehead. Some New Zealand figureheads from … Continue reading

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