The astronomical knowledge of the Maori : genuine and empirical ; including data concerning their systems of astrogeny, astrolatry and natural astrology, with notes on certain other natural phenomena / by Elsdon Best.

By: Best, Elsdon, 1856-1931 [author.]Material type: TextTextSeries: Dominion Museum monograph ; book 3Publication details: Wellington : A.R.Shearer, 1972Description: 80 pages ; 24 cmISBN: 1869643860; 9781869643867Subject(s): Astronomy, Māori | Taiao | Tātai arorangi | AtuaDDC classification: 520.89/994/42
Contents:
THE LORE OF THE WHANAU MARAMA -- Maori study of the stars - Star-lore and its uses - Sentimental attitude of native mind towards stars - References to heavenly bodies in song - Cosmogonic myths -- ORIGIN OF THE HEAVENLY BODIES -- Ure-te-ngangana - Astronomical myths -- DISTRIBUTION AND REGULATION OF HEAVENLY BODIES -- The Milky Way The Ara Matua -- THE SUN -- Tane and Tama-nui-te-ra - The winter solstice - Personifications - The Kura Hau Awatea - Folk-lore - The cult of Tane - Sunworship -- THE MOON -- Hina - Hine-te-iwaiwa - Moon-worship - Rona - Rongo - The Waiora a Tane - Moon connnected with women and child-birth - THE STARS -- Star-myths - Heavenly bodies are worlds - Star-worship - The Pleaiades - Heliacal rising of stars - Time-measuring - Navigation by stars - Compass points - Star names, notes on stars, planets - Orion - Magellan clouds - Venus - Omens - Matariki : an important constellation - The Pleiades year - Scorpio - Poutu-te-rangi - Takurua - Whanui -- COMETS - Origin of fire - Te manu-i-te-ra - Rongomai - Tunui-a-te-ika -- METEORS -- MARU -- THE RAINBOW -- Uenuku -- LIGHTNING - THUNDER - CLOUDS -- The Cloud children -- CONCLUSIONS -- Maori love of home-land - The Tatai Arorangi - Stars as benefactors - Stars : the salvation of deep-sea - Voyager.
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THE LORE OF THE WHANAU MARAMA -- Maori study of the stars - Star-lore and its uses - Sentimental attitude of native mind towards stars - References to heavenly bodies in song - Cosmogonic myths -- ORIGIN OF THE HEAVENLY BODIES -- Ure-te-ngangana - Astronomical myths -- DISTRIBUTION AND REGULATION OF HEAVENLY BODIES -- The Milky Way The Ara Matua -- THE SUN -- Tane and Tama-nui-te-ra - The winter solstice - Personifications - The Kura Hau Awatea - Folk-lore - The cult of Tane - Sunworship -- THE MOON -- Hina - Hine-te-iwaiwa - Moon-worship - Rona - Rongo - The Waiora a Tane - Moon connnected with women and child-birth - THE STARS -- Star-myths - Heavenly bodies are worlds - Star-worship - The Pleaiades - Heliacal rising of stars - Time-measuring - Navigation by stars - Compass points - Star names, notes on stars, planets - Orion - Magellan clouds - Venus - Omens - Matariki : an important constellation - The Pleiades year - Scorpio - Poutu-te-rangi - Takurua - Whanui -- COMETS - Origin of fire - Te manu-i-te-ra - Rongomai - Tunui-a-te-ika -- METEORS -- MARU -- THE RAINBOW -- Uenuku -- LIGHTNING - THUNDER - CLOUDS -- The Cloud children -- CONCLUSIONS -- Maori love of home-land - The Tatai Arorangi - Stars as benefactors - Stars : the salvation of deep-sea - Voyager.

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