Horoirangi

February 11th, 2009 by sabrina

horoirangi2Horoirangi is the Maori Goddess of fertility. She was seen as the mother of all women. When this carved stone image of her which had been placed in a New Zealand museum was returned to its original location, the event was marked by an earthquake. Horoirangi guarded the fertility of the land, and offerings of the first fruits of the harvest and the first birds caught in a season were presented to her.

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