What does atua stand for?

What does atua stand for?

Atua are the gods and spirits of the Polynesian peoples such as the Māori or the Hawaiians (see also Kupua); the Polynesian word literally means “power” or “strength” and so the concept is similar to that of mana. Today, it is also used for the monotheistic conception of God.

What religion is atua from?

At the centre of Māori religion were the atua or gods. In Māori belief the natural and supernatural worlds were one – there was no Māori word for religion.

What is a tupuna in English?

(ˈænsɛstə ) noun. 1. ( often plural) a person from whom another is directly descended, esp someone more distant than a grandparent; forefather.

What is Tapu Māori?

Tapu is the strongest force in Māori life. It has numerous meanings and references. Tapu can be interpreted as ‘sacred’, or defined as ‘spiritual restriction’, containing a strong imposition of rules and prohibitions. A person, object or place that is tapu may not be touched or, in some cases, not even approached.

Who is the oldest Māori god?

Region Polynesia
Ethnic group Māori, Tahitians
Personal information
Parents Rangi and Papa

What god do the Māori descend from?

The primordial gods were Ranginui and Papatūānuku, Heaven and Earth.

What is Wairua?

Wairua is about being present and taking notice of the things that make us feel hope, strength, unity and connection. For some, wairua is faith or a higher power.

What does tapu mean in New Zealand?

What is a Whakanoa?

Whakanoa is the process of removing tapu. There are many rituals and processes to remove tapu, usually involving kai or water, and always involving kōrero.

What is Tāne in Māori?

In Māori mythology, Tāne (also called Tāne-mahuta, Tāne-nui-a-Rangi, and several other names) is the god of forests and of birds, and the son of Ranginui and Papatūānuku, the sky father and the earth mother, who used to lie in a tight embrace where their many children lived in the darkness between them (Grey 1956:2).

Who is the youngest Māori god?

Tāwhirimātea, the youngest child, battled against his tuākana. The only brother to stand against him was Tūmatauenga, the god of man and war. As Tūmatauenga defeated his tuākana he became superior to them.

What does Mana Atua mean?

Words often have more than one meaning. In a literal sense, Mana Atua refers to spirituality, well-being, and the sacred power of God or the gods. In education, Mana Atua has come to refer to well-being. The concept of well-being encompasses the physical, mental and emotional, social, and spiritual dimensions of health.

What is Mana Ao Tūroa?

Mana ao tūroa means exploring the world around you. In a literal sense, mana ao tūroa refers to the mana of the environment or external world. In education, mana ao tūroa refers to the concept of learning through an exploration of the environment. If we were teaching early childhood education, mana ao tūroa would include play.

What does Mana mean?

Definition of mana 1 : the power of the elemental forces of nature embodied in an object or person 2 : moral authority : prestige

How can I encourage Mana Atua in the classroom?

Encouraging Mana Atua in the classroom can also be about any of the following: Allowing learners to express themselves creatively through other forms such as art or music. Giving space to talk about matters that are spiritually important to learners, for example, tikanga or practices around food and food hygiene.