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How old are matariki sisters?
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Asked in Maori Language and Culture
How and why is matariki created?
matariki is known as the seven stars of matariki. it started of with the seven sisters who were stuck between their two parents. papa the mother and rangi the father. the seven sisters tried pushing their parents apart, and in the end they did. pushing rangi far into the skies. but matariki was so sad that he cried lightning. and the lightning became the seven stars on matariki.
What are the names of the matariki 7 sisters in maori?
Asked in Science, Western Hemisphere
Why does matariki appear in the southern hemisphere and not in the northern hemisphere?
It appears in both hemispheres but at different times of the year and has many names. Matariki is an open star cluster and also known as: Pleiades Seven Sisters Messier object 45 Subaru It has many many other names from peoples all around the world. Matariki is the maori name given in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Asked in Astronomy
What are the English names for the seven stars of matariki?
The Pleiades, or Seven Sisters are group of stars known by Maori as Matariki. The nine brightest stars of the Pleiades are named for the Seven Sisters of Greek mythology: Sterope, Merope, Electra, Maia, Taygeta, Celaeno, and Alcyone, along with their parents Atlas and Pleione. To read more or see photos click on related links below