Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

August 9, 2011

Tāwhirimātea

Filed under: Art,Kingsland,pou,sculpture — paul @ 7:07 am
Tāwhirimātea

Tāwhirimātea

This pou stands at Entry A of Eden Park.

From the interpretive plaque:

Tāwhirimātea, Maori God of wind and weather signifies the natural elements and their collective influence on the nature of sporting contests. Tāwhirimātea holds the Tewhatewha, a weapon used by the commanding leader to direct warriors into battle formations.

The Tewhatewha is used in a swirling motion to mimic the movement of wind and, as such, is an acknowledgement of Tāwhirimātea.

Carved by Iwi Le Comte, Octobert 2010.

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