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the beloved Maori sea maiden of Polynesia, who enchanted the heart of a
human man, the young village chief Karitoku.
resides in the ocean
facing the Hukarere cliff base of Napier. As a PUUKANI "sweet-voiced"
youth, she was curious about life above shore and she would venture
daily among the cliff base reeds. One day she chanced upon a strong
handsome man drinking of a sweet bubbling spring. Fascinated, she
watched him from her hiding place every afternoon as he made the long
trek alone on foot after his labors to partake of this particularly
pure water. After many visits, Pania softly chanted a love-spell, not
intending for him to hear audibly but only to feel its effect. However,
his keen ears picked up her lovely tones and he glanced over to her
immediately. Upon locking eyes, they fell utterly in love. Karitoku
asked her to marry him and she consented. They lived together in his
village house happily, and
had a wonderful baby boy, MOREMORE "no-hair".
a mermaid, she had to
the sunlit sea each day in secret to replenish her energy. Legend
has it that eventually she turned
into a coral reef and their son became a MANO "shark".
EXTENDS TO YOU
THE BLESSINGS OF PLAYFUL INNOCENCE
The artwork Museum Grade
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Includes a certificate
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and an insightful explanation of the Polynesian legend.
painting is one in Zariah's
ongoing collection of
unique marriage and beloveds'
the waters, winds and
romance of the
passions of fire,
sacred mystery of everlasting
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