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Maukahau Play

1. (location) Maukahau - a place below the horizon where Matariki (Pleiades) disappears to at the end of the Māori year. Matariki was said to visit four places, each for seven nights. The first place visited was to Maukahau.

E whā ngā kāinga e haeretia ana e Matariki: (1) Maukahau, e whitu ngā pō; (2) Tārarau-ātea, e whitu ngā pō; (3) Papa-whakatangitangi, e whitu ngā pō; (4) Tītore-māhu-tū, e whitu ngā pō (TTT 1/5/1922:14). / There are four homes that the Pleiades travels to: (1) Maukahau, for seven nights; (2) Tārarau-ātea, for seven nights; (3) Papa-whakatangitangi, for seven nights; and (4) Tītore-māhu-tū, for seven nights.

See also Matariki

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