NEW BLOG POST: "How could she go back to 'life as usual'? When what she'd considered normal had been completely blown out of the park.. I can't fully understand how she felt, or what her thoughts were doing because I've never experienced what she experienced - but I can empathise that it hurt. In all the articles and books I've read about her, I've interpreted that she was mamae (hurt) and maybe becoming Hinenuitepō was part of her healing process. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
For instance, her names show different phases of her life; Hinetītama, the Dawn Maiden - the dawn of a new age in our creation story and the introduction of te ira tangata, humankind. Hinenuitepō; which literally translates to the Goddess or Maiden with much darkness/chaos/unknowing. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Similar to how Ngāti Ohomairangi left Hawaiki and arrived in Aotearoa as Te Arawa..."⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Click the link in bio for the full post! As always, please share your whakaaro (thoughts/opinions) too ☺️ kia ora rawa atu, Hana.