🔷🔹 Hīnātore 🔹🔷 ✨ The divine spark ✨
Hīnātore is many things, she is an ancestor, part of Te Whānau Mārama, the family of light. The 4th child of Tangotango and Wainui. Sibling to Hina-Mārama-Ahoroa & Tama-nui-te-Rā, the Sun and the Moon. The physical form of Hīnātore being phosphorescent light (things that glow and glimmer in the dark) such as these beautiful Titiwai (glowworms). Hīnātore is traditionally referred to as the divine spark and pursuit of knowledge. The divine spark that lays dormant within ourselves. This divine spark is awoken by wānanga and rangahau simultaneously.
Wānanga is knowledge through time and space as a noun and a mix of those things in action as a verb.
Rangahau, in a modern context is research, however Rangahau means to explore, not RE-Search someone elses journey. "Ranga" deriving from rāranga, to weave and "hau" which means wind and essence. To weave winds metaphorically means to travel, explore new places, knowledge bases and viewpoints. 🍃
Hina is also the word used to describe the silver-white hair of an elder in their all their wisdom as well as a way to express that you understand or have found clarity in what has been said 🙏
This is the name for my series of wānanga surrounding our Atua Māori that I will be holding accross the motu, the first being in two weeks time with 35 kairangahau Māori who are on a journey of reclamation.
Te Rapunga Hīnātore, The Search for the Divine Spark ✨
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