Friday, 24 March 2017

Maui and the Sun Summary

Once there was a man named Maui. One day, Maui and his brothers were making their dinner and the sun was starting to go down. Maui got angry. Maui said “ Why do we have to be the slaves to the sun, Why do we always have to hurry doing our  chores, I think it’s time for payback”.

Maui’s plan was that he and his brothers were going to slow down the sun. The next day Maui went to go fetch some flax, so he can teach his
brothers how to weave so that they can make some flax ropes.

During the night, Maui and his brothers were looking for the spot that the sun would always rise from.  The sun rose and they threw their ropes and wrapped it around Tamanuitera. “Why are you doing this to me” cried Tamanuitera.

“ From now on you are to make the days longer” said Maui. Tamanuitera gave up the fight. Maui told his brothers to let go of the ropes. The days had finally gotten longer. Without the sun we won’t be able to plant bushes trees that can make fruits and veggies.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Pisirina, I came across your post about Maui in a Hawaian newspaper so I thought I had better check it out. What a great retelling of this story you have shared. I wonder if you know why a Hawaiian newspaper would be interested in a story about Maui?

    Mrs Burt