Sophie Blokker Greeting Card - Maui NZ
Sophie Blokker Greeting Card.
New Zealand Legends - Maui Fishes Up New Zealand.
Legend has it that Maui was fishing with his brothrs; Maui dropped his magic hook into the ocean. He felt a tug, suddenly surfaced Te Ika a Maui. known today as the North Island of New Zealand.
As he caught the giant fish, Maui told his brothers that the Gods might be angry about this, and he asked them to wait while he went to make peace with the Gods.
His brothers began to argue among themselves about the possession of this new land. They took out their weapons and started pounding away at the catch. The blows on the land created the many mountains and valleys of the North Island today.
The South Island is know as Te Waka a Maui (the waka of Maui). Stewart Island, which lies at the very bottom of New Zealand, is known as Te Punga a Maui (Maui's anchor), as it was the anchor holding Maui's waka as he pulled in the giant fish.
Spread a little joy in this world with these cards, that are adorned with Sophie's artwork which have been created with love.
Art by Sophie Blokker who is an artist based in Havelock North in Hawkes Bay.
Size 14 x 11.5cm.