Te Reo Māori Vocabulary for Recognising Signs of God
Terms in this set (20)
Heke / wheke
Rafters. In the Whare tupuna they represent the ribs of the ancestor
Painted panels around the walls of a whare tupuna that represents customs and behaviour important to the tribe
Carved pieces reaching from the tekoteko of the whare tupuna towards the ground. These represent the arms of the ancestor stretched out in welcome
The carved post with figures representing ancestors that hold up the roof of a whare tupuna. It also represents the connection between Ranginui and Papatūānuku.
Carved wall figures that represent tribal ancestors
The guardian or spirit of peace within the whare tupuna
Ridge pole. Represents ancestors backbone.
Carved figure usually at the top of the front triangle ( gable) of the meeting house, representing the head of the ancestor
Woven panels around the walls of a whare tupuna that represent the customs and ways important to the tribe.
Ancestral house; meeting house
The doorway of the whare tupuna, through which you enter the shelter of the ancestor
Te Wairua Tapu
The Holy Spirit
In Christian terms, the kingdom or reign of God
He Tino Tangata
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