Tikis and Marae

Tiki and marae at Arahurahu near Paea, Tahiti

Tikis guard the entrance to this reconstructed Tahitian marae. These stone structures were of social and religious significance to the native people and new ones were built as people expanded their authority or their land holdings. Only a few remain due to cultural changes since the European contact. This marae has been reconstructed as much as possible like the original, using stones in the original marae which was much farther up the valley. Many hold these places sacred to this day.

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Published by eskildoodle1

Retired physician with interests in writing, photography, music, and astronomy. I have written multiple stories of life experiences, travel, and astronomy, and have been playing the ukulele for 10 years. My wife Fairy and I travel frequently to the Pacific Islands of Hawaii, and French Polynesia, and I have learned several of their native-language songs. This blog will be a forum to share experiences with family and friends.

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