A beautiful print of the mountain of Whangārei.
Manaia is both a mythical monster and a local Māori chief. According to legend, the five key rock formations represent five people, running an eerie race across the mountain top; the paramount chief Manaia, his two children, and Pito the beautiful wife he stole from the chief Hautatu. The aggrieved Hautatu is in pursuit brandishing his mere (stone weapon). All five figures were turned to stone as they were struck by lightning by the God of Weather, Tāwhirimātea. Māori chiefs were laid to rest on Manaia’s rocky outcrops and for this reason the highest part is still tapu. To this day, it is said Māori will not live in the shadow of Manaia.
You will receive a digital copy to print at home. We recommend printing on 300gsm card or higher for best results.