1. Hina is famous for her connection to the Moon, she ’s often called The Goddess of the Moon?
What do you think of this « title »?
Hina has many attributes all as relevant and important as one another. We as Women should keep in mind we are Hina, hina rere, hina tini, hina paarae, hina tau we are descendant of our parents. We are LIFE ourself. Here in our many stories, our myths, HINA is daughter of Atea and Fa’ahotu, she is sister of this only man with many titles as well Ru.
‘hina’ (grand-child,3rd generation), ‘hinarere’ (grand-child, 4th generation), ‘hinatini’ (grand-child, 5th generation) ‘hinapaarae'(grand-child,6rd generation), ‘hinatau’ (grand-child,7rd generation).
It seems that those titles were given in an particular order that we can consider as steps in our own life journey. Before being in the moon she was Hina-i-faauru-vaa. In this journey with her brother Ru, she is daughter of Atea and Fa’ahotu, she was asked to weave sails for their vaa.
Hina as the keeper of knowledge of spiritual, natural, and cultural world. She is in charge of weaving our spirit with spirit of all creatures of Ta’aroa (God of Creation), be one good entity. She calls everyone to join for this journey bringing strenght, protection, love and compassion to achieve this goal. Call for unity to weave this sail who will catch good winds, and move forward to acknowledge and to protect life. She is given the front of the canoe to stand, guide, help her brother. She inspires us Women to do so.
After exploring the Earth with Ru, Hina’s left her brother ashore and set off in her canoe to visit the Moon as it was rising up on the horizon. As she stepped into it she was so happy and she decides to stay there for ever. Then from Hina-i-fa‘auru-va‘a she became Hina-i-aa-i-te-marama protecting her brother in his travels on Earth and all wayfinders at night.