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One Word Photo Challenge: Fish


Te Aho a Māui


Te Aho a Māui means the fishing line of Maui, the hero from Māori mythology.  Maui used the jawbone of his ancestor Muri-ranga-whenua as a fish hook to haul up a great fish from the ocean, which became the North Island of Aotearoa, New Zealand. The North Island is also known as Te-Ika-a-Māui, meaning the fish of Māui.

Te Aho a Māui is a pyramid, representing a mountain, split in two. The paved walkway between the two sides of the pyramid represents Māui’s fishing line, unravelling from the mountain to the sea.

Shot this evening in response to Jennifer’s one word photo challenge theme of fish

4 thoughts on “One Word Photo Challenge: Fish

  1. Pingback: One Word Photo Challenge: Fisheye – Jennifer Nichole Wells

  2. I do find the Maori legends do fascinating

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