Tangaroa is a deity described in Mori traditions as the kaitiaki (guardian) of all oceans and waters. He is one of the children of. (the earth mother), from whom life originates. Among various accounts throughout Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific, Tangaroa is identified as the father of sea creatures.
In some traditions, the sea is thought to be where all life originated. In traditional carvings, Mori ancestors can resemble amphibians - animals that can live on both land and water - with snake-like bodies and large heads. The first set of gold coins in a new series exploring atua, Mori gods.
Detailed design by Mori designer Dave Hakaraia. Presented in an elegant display case with a certificate of authenticity. The phoro motif that surrounds Tangaroa.To his ability to control the tides and waves, as well as his strength and power as guardian of the seas and waterways. Design traditionally refers to speed and agility, depicting the cutting or rippling effect of the water or waves when a waka (canoe). Design is often used to adorn the prows of waka. The sea creatures within the design represent the many stories, traditions and lineage of Tangaroa, including the.
Whales are viewed as the guardians of navigators. According to Mori oral tradition, whales guided canoes to New Zealand, and the ancestor Paikea is said to have arrived riding a whale.
Two x Ten New Zealand dollars. Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom. Coin 1: Tangaroa Coin 2: tohora/whale.
KE Design, Tolaga Bay, New Zealand. The item "New Zealand- 2021 Gold Proof Coin Set Tangaroa Guardian of the Ocean" is in sale since Thursday, May 13, 2021.
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