Category Archives: Syncretism

Wizard in the “Gall of Satan”

From H. Beatties’ Traditions and Legends of the Natives of Murihiku. (Southland, New Zealand) from the Journal of the Polynesian Society volume 28 No: 112 Merehau, a tohuka, who resided usually in the Port Molyneux district was living when the white settlers came. He … Continue reading

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Maori Art Deco

from the September 1930 issue of Art in New Zealand

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Hauhau Battle Flags

The Pai Mārire movement (known as Hauhau to Pakeha at the time) was a Maori religious movement that arose in the 1860’s and is of primary interest to this blog due to its syncretic nature that included in its mixture elements of pre christian Maori beliefs and … Continue reading

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