Thursday, 28 July 2016
The stoy of Matariki and the 7 stars - By Aille
A long long time ago there was a handsome boy called Mitai. He lived with his 7 brothers. He also had a Grandfather who taught him great magic. One night Mitai and his 7 brothers went out hunting, they came to a hill and heard beautiful singing. "What's that?" asked one of Mitai's brother. "I don't know" said Mitai. "Let's go see", "ok". So they went to see what it was about. When they got there they saw 7 beautiful women but they were actually Fairy women! Then the 7 brothers fell in love with the Fairy women! The 7 brothers became weak and skinny! Mitai told his brothers that they were Fairy women but they didn't believe him so Mitai told them to look at themselves! Mitai went to his Grandfather and his Grandfather gave them a magical net and they went off to catch them in the nets! Mitai turned into a big big bird! The god of the stars told him to fly them far far away so they couldn't hurt anyone again. So that's why we see the 7 stars of Matariki once a year - they are the 7 Fairy women from a long time ago.