MAORI -- WITH REDDISH HAIR
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 ?.