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MAORI -- WITH REDDISH HAIR

Journal by edmondsallan

edmondsallan . hi everyone . The title of this journal made me think about how serious we can get doing this ancestry work . I thought I would add some -- Myth or Truth ? -- to clear a few cob webs from our over worked grey matter. When he met this chief ," Muru -Paenga " who was a descendant of the first maori's in the Kaipara he noticed 2 of his Mokapunas had " Red hair ". He laughed. when we sat down to eat & talk . and he said to him ." all his other children had beautiful black hair, where these two with red hair, adopted ?. " He explained , that some of his ancestors way back , lived in the Waitakere ranges , were called the " Patupaiarehe" the Fairy race & could only be seen by people gifted with second sight . they had been blessed by the gods & had -" hereitary powers" from the old -Patupaiarehe" from Hawaiki . He believed they inherited these powers from -- Tumutumuwhenua & his wife Kui -- One day , their mokapuna , with reddish hair , will be great among other's "__ end of Quotation . Samuels inquistive mind , couldn't let it go , so he asked about the legendary " Kui " the wife of " Tumutumuwhena " He was told that she brought the gourd & the taro to Ruawai . She could also appear suddenly at any gathering and could travel under ground . Only those with the gift, could see her . I am undecided that this is correct I must admitt ,this has now made me curious . So please excuse me if I ask someone out their - of Maori descent and has a mokapuna with red hair " do they have magical powers & second sight ? " or is this a maori legend/ Myth - handed down ?.

Surnames: CHIEF KAIPARA MURU PAENGA
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on 2010-09-07 17:08:42

edmondsallan , from auckland .nz , has been a Family Tree Circles member since Aug 2010. is researching the following names: CLAYTON, EDMONDS.

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by allycat on 2010-09-07 23:28:23

I love reading all your journals. Perhaps this red-haired ancestor was of Celtish descent and was shipwrecked on New Zealand? We may never know.

Incidentally my husband's mother had brunette-reddish hair and she was the daughter of a full-blood.

by edmondsallan on 2010-09-08 15:13:03

edmondsallan- hi allycat . thank you for your comments . I think I can detect the good sense of humour you may have . May I respectfully comment on your Husbands mother. If she was a full blooded nz maori -she may have had ancestral claim to the " Patupaiarehe Fairy people with great secondry powers . Have you a touch of reddish hair ? as you seem to have a deep hidden power. Now why would I say that ? Its extradinary that you have mention the celts in this matter . I am at present in genealogy space ? Gap ? for over 7 months , way back on the end/ beginning of BC & AD and stuck with a DNA problem . you may well ask how does this all match up to your comments . I am gradually proving that the very very way back ancestry of the " edmonds" ancestry were celts or saxons that came from northern Spain / southern France after coming down the Rhine & not viking .Are you certain you are not related to " Patupaiarehe " or perhaps you are from the " Irish Reddish haired fairy people " I have "myth / story " which could be . Ha Ha Ha. You've got something in their that I believe you may not have sensed yet kind regards edmondsallan

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