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Sacred Birds of Land and Sky

Some places in Polynesian have so much history with them that you feel like that the stones almost cry out. Maraes (worship grounds) are like that. The Cook Islanders say that the first people in the world came out of a hole in a ground that was located at the marae of Taputapuatea on the island of Havaiki (modern day Raiatea in the Society Islands). Marae Taputapuatea was an old marae in the 1200's. »