Maori believe that water is an energy, and has many moods. It can be calm and provide life, it can possess great power and strength. This energy is known as Tangaroa, translated to ‘God of the sea’.
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Maori believe that water is an energy, and has many moods. It can be calm and provide life, it can possess great power and strength. This energy is known as Tangaroa, translated to ‘God of the sea’. Experience our unique water sourced from one of the world’s most purest springs and be taken on a journey of discovery and wonder. From the land of the long white cloud comes Kiwi Aqua Artesian Water.
The New Zealand department of conservation sign at the entrance to the springs reads:
“Te Waikoropupu Springs are a taonga (treasure) and waahi tapu (a sacred place) for Māori, both locally and nationally. The legends of Te Waikoropupu are told in the stories of Huriawa, its taniwha (guardian spirit). In Māori tradition the Springs are waiora, the purest form of water which is the wairua (spiritual) and the physical source of life.”
The Springs have been registered as Wahi Tapu with the Māori Heritage Council of Heritage New Zealand. Waikoropupu is the legendary home of the female taniwha, Huriawa, one of the three main taniwha of Aotearoa. She is a diver of land and sea, travelling deep beneath the earth to clear blocked waterways. She is brave and wise and believed to still rest in the waters of Waikoropupu, when she is not away attending to business.
|Dimensions||10 x 10 x 22 cm|